Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Today I went out to lunch with some co-workers. One of the people had mentioned how she was going to go to a company meeting in Paris in the beginning of June. All things considered that is certainly a very cool business trip to take. The person said she was going to take some personal time to do some exploring on her own. I mentioned, hey beginning of June you might be interested in taking a trip to Normandy to see the D-Day sites. One person in the party said "What is D-Day"? I then had to explain. You know if a Democratic Presidency is inevitable in November, fine. Here is what I want though. In addition to the troops home from Iraq I want them home from:
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Korea

Additionally, all foreign aid should stop, particularly to Egypt, the Palestinians & Israel. The ignorance of the American people is not worth one Soldiers life, the ignorance of the American people is not worth my tax dollar either. Let these animals fend for themselves.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Vacation 08

The coherence may be an issue as I am writing this after sampling the brews listed earlier (and a few more). In addition to ballgames in Phoenix & San Diego here are a few of the places I plan to visit:

  1. OK Corral - The Clanton Brothers were murdered!
  2. Sedona
  3. Grand Canyon
  4. Monument Valley, Utah
  5. Wupatki National Monument
  6. 4 Corners

Now home base for activities 3-6 is Flagstaff, AZ. Apparently about a mile or so from my hotel on the legendary Rt. 66 is the Flagstaff Brewing Company. I might go there once or twice.

Mountainview Plaza Wines & Liquors

Made my maiden voyage up there, my first true off weekend after tax season. Good place alot of different beers. I have to make up my mind if they had more than Amity Wine & Spirits. That may be a (God willing) lengthy research project. On to the beer:

Old Marley Barley Wine Style Ale - This was really good. I notice that it is brewed in Bloomfield CT by the Thomas Hooker Brewing Company. This may be worth a road trip.

V 12 Ale - Victory Brewing Company - Not bad, the 12% alcohol volume may effect future posts. By the way I don't know why these microbreweries fell the need to give directions on how to drink their product. As I think I said before, I don't tell them how to brew.

Grimbergen Double Ale - Belgian Import - 6.5% alcohol - Not impressed.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Lunch Anyone?

My brother sends this menu picture taken by a business associate in China.

Today is take your kids to work day

There is no hope for this country!

Even Better Quote

IAMO via Instapundit.

"I was looking at the exit poll data for the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary, and I noticed some things. First off, it was 58% female, because, as I've said before, it's very hard to imagine someone with (edit) a penis voting for a Democrat. The other things I noticed involved race and gender. Blacks went insanely for Obama at 90% for him versus 10% for Hillary. White women had an absurd 68% percent for Hillary versus 32% for Obama. That left it up to white men to actually vote for one or the other based on the issues and not just their racial or gender identity (they went 57% to 43% for Hillary). It's kinda unfair to put that much responsibility on them. Plus, I've known plenty of white males, and they are not the sort of people you want making all these decisions."

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Great Quote

From Powerline

The New York Times joins the growing chorus of left-wing commentators who want to see Hillary Clinton bow out of the presidential campaign. Parroting Keith Olbermann and other stalwarts of the infantile left,

Heavy Metal

Just for a goof I have been listening to the AOL Power Metal station online. I have one question. Are these musicians the dorks that were obsessed with Dungeons and Dragons in the 80's?


Locker Room Sale this Sunday

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Mmmmm! Beer!

Adam posts this on a trip I remember well. My first visit to Cooperstown and I went to the Ommegang brewery to pick up some refreshments for the boys. I have been experimenting with a lot of Belgians (and other beers) and figured I would ramble on the subject:

  • Rochefort 10 - I pretty much have no interest in Europe as a vacation destination. That said I may make an exception for Belgium. Adam said this was the best beer he has had and he is right.
  • Pranqster Belgian Style Golden Ale - Eh! Not that impressed, will finish the 4 pack though.
  • Gouden Carolus Triple - Too perfumey!
  • Monster Brooklyn Brewery Barleywine Style Ale. I was really disappointed with my first foray into barley wines via BigFoot. This is great though. Am considering a field trip to the Brooklyn Brewery.
  • Smuttynose IPA - Very mild, nice change of pace from these heavier beers.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Babe Ruth

Hit the first home run in Yankee Stadium history yesterday. Sounds like a good reason to have a beer.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Carter Update

In my previous post I suggested that those so inclined should contact their Senator to suggest that Jimmy carter be censored. I like this better from Representative Sue Myrick from North Carolina. (Via Instapundit)

Today, Rep. Sue Myrick (NC-9) called on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to revoke former President Jimmy Carter’s passport. This is in response to the former President traveling to Syria to meet with Hamas, an organization officially designated by the United States as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

“Former President Carter has acted in contradiction of international agreements to isolate Hamas. He has acted in defiance of both United States policy and international policy. His actions reward terrorists, lend support, and provide legitimacy to their belief that violence will eventually get them what they want,” said Rep. Myrick.

I just repeated these sentiments to Senator Lieberman. I didn't waste my time with Senator Dodd.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

That's it I'm rooting for the Terrorists

Super Pii Pii

Carter Hugs More Thugs

Directly from Little Green Footballs. Is this guy the 21st Century Neville Chamberlain?

Well this is good news

Schlitz original formula is back. I think I missed that New Schlitz/Old Schlitz controversy, but hey tax season just ended. I'm glad Schlitz happened.

Little Tyrants

Instapundit links to this classic documenting the reaction of the loony left to last nights debate between Obama & Clinton. The childishness of these people is only exceeded by the potential destruction they wreak if they somehow get to power.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Don't Get bitter!

Here is my contribution to raise the discourse in American Politics. Name your favorite Belgian Ale. I expect copius comments from Adam. No easy way outs like Rochefort 10!

Bitter Americans!

Via Instapundit. Bitter Americans.... Here is what makes me bitter being delayed at the ATM while some trendy minority tries to figure out how to use it.

Springsteen Endorses Obama

Big shock via AOL. This is a great quote:

"He speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that's interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit."

What in the hell does that mean? Go get collective elsewhere comrade.

Vodkapundit opines.

"Typically, voter passion drives the race. But McCain vs Obama is a weird matchup. For Obama, the passion will have to come from the left, the young, and other fools."

We know Bruce is not young.

Adam opines as well with a beautiful quote from Alice Cooper.

Update via Powerline apparently Hamas is endorsing Obama as well. If true, can someone please explain to me how someone who is Jewish can vote for this guy?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Did'ja Notice

That there doesn't seem to be a picture of the Peanut Farmer hugging the leader from Hamas? If I am the McCain campaign manager I try to get a copy of that picture and run it in Florida. Better yet, write your Senator and suggest the Peanut Farmer be censored. I would imagine those writing to New York Senators (as opposed to New York Yankees) would be getting interesting responses.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Red Sox Nation

Is getting cocky. You started out last century in a sprint and than petered out in 1918!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Another Reason Not to Vote for The Demorats

Beer tax in San Jose.

Vodkapundit opines eloquently:
I’ll be the first to say it: Jim Beall is the stupidest fucking Democrat in California. Which is a lot like being the circus clown with the biggest shoes.

I think I have found my calling.

Tax Tavern. Via AOL

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Why Hillary won't attack Barack

Question posed on NRO. Simple answer: Hillary and her ilk have dedicated their lives to the belief that they are needed to care for minorities like Senator Obama. People like Hillary cannot treat minorities as intellectual equals as it would make people like Hillary irrelevant.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008

A lesson in Economics

Directly from Powerline

Nancy Pelosi is one of a number of Democratic politicians who married rich men, thereby freeing themselves to meddle in your life and mine. Today, in her press conference on Iraq, she sympathized with the common man who has to worry about the cost of groceries:

More troubling economic news arrives nearly every day, consumer prices for staples, such as milk, bread and eggs, rose by the largest amount in 17 years.

That's true. But, while rising grocery prices are caused largely by government policies, they have nothing to do with the war in Iraq. Food prices are increasing mostly because of the massive subsidies that support the ethanol industry. All across the Midwest, ethanol plants have sprung up, each one consuming huge quantities of corn. Iowa is now, I believe, a net importer of corn. A large percentage of America's corn crop is being turned into ethanol rather than hamburgers, steaks, bacon, pork chops, eggs, milk, etc. Skyrocketing demand for corn has led to unprecedented prices.

It's called the law of supply and demand. Pelosi should ask her husband about it. I'm sure he could explain it to her.

See you next Tuesday Nancy!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Jimmy Carter...

hints at supporting Obama. (CNN via Drudge). If that isn't enough to declare Obama fundamentally unfit for office I don't know what is. For all the people who hate "W" (and believe me he has pissed me off lately) let's go through the peanut farmers resume:
  1. Combined double digit inflation & interest rates aka the misery index.
  2. Not supporting the Shah and allowing this festering non-sense in the Middle East to begin with.
  3. Disco.
  4. Damn near surrendering to the Soviets.

America you will get what you pay for.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Opening Day for the Yanks

Babe Ruth hit the first home run at the original opening of the Stadium in 1923. Who hit the first in the re-done version, 1976?

My Fish Pen

This has Matt written all over it. Hopefully more blogging after 4/15!