Saturday, December 29, 2007

On a plane

Tomorrow to to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Plenty of picture blogging to occur in the upcoming week!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Shameless Plug

Uconn Big East Football Co-Championsip Bling

Holiday Cocktails

AOL finally comes up with some worthwhile info. I perused these concoctions with some amusement. I still stand by my Bloody Mary recipe. Tomorrow will be ugly.

Merry Christmas

Don't think I posted this one.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Pretty Damn Good Bloody Mary

2 shots or so Viking Fiord Vodka (maybe 3) thanks Swanny
5.5 Oz V8
1 pinch black pepper
1 pinch red curry powder
(More) than 1 pinch onion powder
1 pinch celery seed
A few spritzes Tapatio Hot Sauce
A few spritzes Goya Jalapeno Sauce
Generous scoop Golds Horse Radish
(One more shot of Vodka)

Shake it and let it rip!

Classic Christmas Gift

T-Shirts from my brother from interesting worldwide pubs. If anyone from Dublin reads this let me know if they have been here!

Christmas Eve Moon

I know the picture sucks but that is OK

Christmas Eve Cats - Elvira & Willie

Norad Tracks Santa

Here... I'm surprised I beat Matt to this.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Thank the Troops

Nuff said.

This why I hate Baby Boomers

Why this is even a question is beyond me. The sad thing is that Philly will go for Hillary, John or the Audacity of Hype, Barack HUSSEIN Obama. By the way the emphasis on the middle name is intentional.

Instapundit links to great commentary. Matt in the comments section opines excellently as always.

Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Apparently someone thought it would be a good idea to re-release this dreck. Please.

Best Christmas Card Ever!

The Trick & Pat. I know the photo is kind of crappy, but I wanted to put it on anyway. I have been fascinated with this man's presidency since college, when a professor in an American History class that I took had us read All the Presidents Men. I was fascinated with the Watergate era immediately. Anyway, Merry Christmas to the Nixon's!

New York Giants

Alright time to settle some issues. The Giants won today. This team is enough to drive you to drink. It's not a long drive either. (The AOL Country Station that I am listening to is playing a song called Tequila makes her clothes fall off. A fine sentiment.) Anyway, Eli Manning is the single DUMBEST football player I have ever seen. (Taylor Swift is on now). Eli, two interceptions, 5 fumbles 2 lost). What in God's name (Can I say God?) did Ernie Acorsi ever see in this guy. Thanks Ernie. Coughlin keeps his job today.

Need to get another Merlot!

Crazy Cat

Lucy (who has six toes) and my Mother make their internet debut. (btw Patriot's up 28-0)

Worse Christmas Tree Ever!

And it's all mine! By the way can I say Christmas?

Beer Tasting Drunk Blogging

Following up on my previous post and ripping off a term by Stephen Green of Vodka Pundit fame, I am now doing a beer tasting drunk blogging. The Spaten that I am tasting does not have an alcoholic content published on the bottle just some ugly Hun. It is imported from Munich. It is not bad, no usual Micro-brew aftertaste. (By the way Patriots are up 21-0....thank God the Giants won, more on that in a second). It gets 3 out of 5 Crazed Country Rebel Stars!

HOW 'BOUT NOW?!: What Happened?

HOW 'BOUT NOW?!: What Happened?

Adam links to this troubling article about water consumption going up and beer consumption going down. Well I will have none of this. Last night I had several (uncountable) Michelob Ultra's (only because the Star ran out of Merlot) and I finished up with an Ommegang Abbey Ale. Today I will be trying a Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse which is put out by Spaten.

Friday, December 21, 2007


An Architectural Masterpiece!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Golden Star Christmas Party

Is tomorrow if anyone is interested!

By the way, got my itinerary for the Rosebowl today. I leave the hotel for the Hospitality tent at 9:30am for a 2:00pm PST game. This could be bad.

Uconn Bowl Bound Update

Uconn has sold 12,000 of its 12,500 allotment of tickets for the Car Care Bowl.

96%, Let's try to get to 100%! The link will tell you how to by tickets and donate them to local military personnel to go if so inclined.

Oh that lousy economy.

GDP grows 4.9%
In Q3 07.

The MSM would be singing the praises of whatever Clinton was in the Whitehouse if the news came out under one of their administrations.

Me, I look for this lagging indicator to determine how the economy is going. If my neighbors have their houses lit up to the stars around Christmas the economy is chugging along fine. If not, the economy sucks. The North End is lit up bright this year. Heck there is some idiot who lives across the street from the Golden Star who turns on his Christmas lights in the middle of August!

Democrats progressing on extracating the US from Iraq.

I just had to put this in verbatim.

Via Instapundit.

AN IRAQ TURNAROUND: "An astonishing turnaround occurred in the Senate on Tuesday: 70 senators voted to fund the Iraq war with a fresh $70 billion and no strings attached. Think about this a moment. Last winter, after Democrats captured the Senate and House, it seemed likely they'd succeed in limiting or ending the Iraq war, probably by setting a firm timetable for withdrawal of American troops. After all, both President Bush and the war itself were highly unpopular. The Democratic triumph in the election made that clear, even to those who doubted opinion polls. And Democrats made the anti-Iraq crusade their top priority in the new Congress. Now, the 70-vote approval of the war by the Senate represents the breathtaking dimension of their failure."

Or of General Petraeus's success

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I just liked this one

Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam.....

I still think Monty Python sucks though (with the exception of the Rutles)

My First Job in NYC

Was in this building, 1 Penn Plaza

Fire Isaiah

It is a shame the Knicks have become the laughing stock they are. How Isaiah Thomas still has a job is beyond me. Bring back Ewing & Oakley and let them be co-head coaches.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Defeat for the Taliban

Via Instapundit. MSM spins it to their own ends though. May their children live under sharia

Uconn Huskies

Bowl Bound update. Should see me off to the Rose Bowl with one hell of a hangover!

The Mitchell Report

Is here in its entirety. So they got Clemens & Pettite. Clemens and Pettite respond here (so far). I'm no union guy but I do think the players union should have had the chance to at least look at this report beforehand to adequately comment.

Prediction, based on the people named (who have been rumored before) and no real blockbuster revelation, this will have a shelf life for as long as it takes for the New England Patriots to lose.

Mitchell Report Marketing

From Steiner Sports, $50 gift card if you bought something signed by a player yesterday 12/12 7pm to midnight, who shows up on the Mitchell Report today 12/13. I love the cynacism!

Mitchell Report

Comes out today. I am interested in seeing how many core Yankees from the championship years are named. Will update later on tonight with thoughts (really rants).

Apparently Mitchell is going to fault both MLB & the Players Union. Huh...Duh! It took him 20 months and I don't know how many millions of dollars to come up with that? I could have come up with that in a day and would have done it for a pair of lifetime season tickets to the Yankees.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bush 37% Congress 22%

While these are not great approval numbers Bush still beats Congress per Gallup (Hat tip to Drudge). Also (Via Instapundit) Jules Crittendon makes a very fair and persuasive case for Bush on the economy and foreign policy. Not that I expect that most of the electorate would understand it. The problem with this administration is that they have the PR skills of a rock.

Can't wait to see if either Barack, Hillary or John take the White House and summarily wreck the American economy by federalizing health care and the real estate industry.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

National Intelligence Estimate

Now I don't know if these are all from the same sources and I may be grouping multiple things (and looking at this simplistically) as intelligence but here goes:

2003 - Bush believes intelligence that Iraq had WMD's - he is derided for listening to intelligence.

2007 - Bush doesn't believe intelligence that Iran is pursuing Nuclear weapons - he is derided for not listening to intelligence.

Jimmy to Bush - Don't bother, it is not worth the aggravation anymore.

Greenhouse Update

Directly from Instapundit. Apparently 10,000 people have travelled to Bali to discuss Global Warming. Jeez it's not like they couldn't utilize some sort of Oh, technology and do a webcast and upload it to You Tube. By the way is there any reason that these things always take place in some resort for the rich & famous?

I mean my little burg of Bridgeport, CT could use the economic stimulus. Alas it is about 30 degrees here and overcast. Just a thought.

Happy Repeal Day!

Via Instapundit. Apparently today was the day prohibition was repealed. Reminds me from a line from the John Wayne movie The Quiet Man. John Wayne mentions America & Barry Fitzgerald just shivers and in his brogue says "America....Prohibition" in disgust.

Have a happy!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Well that's Convenient

Via Instapundit

"A new assessment by American intelligence agencies concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and that the program remains on hold, contradicting an assessment two years ago that Tehran was working inexorably toward building a bomb."

But what could have happened in 2003 that might have persuaded the Iranians to stop work on a weapon of mass destruction?

Jimmy add's: Could it have occurred in March (my Mother's birthday no less)

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Big East Champs!

Co-Champs that is in Big East Football.

I don't care if we backed into it or not. Go Huskies!!!