Saturday, May 31, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Boy Adam & Julie!

Are sure going at it on my beer post. I may go on a little brewing excursion tomorrow!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Americans Driving Less...

Any of these fucking idiots want to be with me for a 2 hour drive home tomorrow?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Beer Review

I've had the Unibroue 15. It's good nothing special to write home about. I really like the Dogfish 90/120 IPA. Am actually considering purchasing a home brewing kit. Hey if Brooklyn can have a brewery why not Bridgeport? The question is though what will happne first? My liver will fall off? I'll blow up the condo? I'll burn down the condo?

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Heading to

the Yankee game today. Getting off at 125th and walking to the Stadium. Could get interesting!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

If Obama Bin Laden

is unhappy isn't that a good thing? Oops my bad on the spelling!

Sunday Beer Review

Yay beer! Brooklyn Brewery. Chocolate Stout. This is my favorite brewery and might be the inspiration to take up my own home brewing. This is subtle (isn't that pretentious!) and really packs a wallop (10.8% Alcohol). It blows Guinness away.

Corsendonk Abbey Brown Ale - Very good, still looking for something to overtake Rochefort 10 but have yet to find it.

Rougue Chocolate Stout - Not as good as Brooklyn but more Chocolatey if that makes sense.

Omemgang Witte - Not their best offering

Thomas Hooker IPA Hop Meadow - I'm not sure I like these "hoppy beers". I think the Barleywines, Belgians and Stouts are more my style.

All beers via Anconas in Ridgefield, CT. Great place.

Baseball History

This has been a good weekend relative to adding to the autograph collection. Was able to add Bobby Meacham to the Yankee Shortstops collection. Getting the Captain is going to be tough, but Bobby was impressed with the piece. Kevin Boss who set up the winning touchdown with a 45 yd. catch in this year's Superbowl was a great grab as well. My favorite though was George "Shotgun" Shuba, who was a Brooklyn Dodger for several years and was a teammate of Jackie Robinson's in the minor leagues. George is recognized for shaking Jackies's hand after a home run in 1946. Go Shotgun! Here is a picture of him and me.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Are the Democrats beholden to the Saudis?

Domestic energy production thwarted by the working man's party. Via Instapundit.


Adam provides this great link. Yay Beer!

Good for you Mr. President

As much as W has ticked me off by not recognizing that the war against Islamic extremism must be fought against 2 enemies, the extremists themselves and the main stream media he comes out with this gem.

"Some seem to believe that we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along. We have heard this foolish delusion before," Bush said.
"As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history," he added.

Based on Obama's reaction, this really hit home. Well said.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A Buried Past

From the Baltimore Sun, 2/6/2008, by line Rick Maese

"In the area surrounding Lot No. 126, Section G of Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, dozens of headstones and grave markers rise from the ground. For an insect, its a skyline that would match that of any great city. For Paul Harris, however, it has been the source of great consternation......Today, Harris will correct a grave injustice. On Babe Ruth's 113th birthday, it's the sluggers mother who's receiving the gift. Harris and the Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum are buying a headstone for Katie Ruth, who died in near anonymity 96 years ago."

The epitaph:

Mother of George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr.

Well done Mr. Harris

Monday, May 12, 2008

So the Democrats....

have decided (6 in 10) that they want Hillary to stay in the race. Can't these idiots make up their minds?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunday Beer Review

I think these are going to become a habit. I am having a Unibroue 17. I bought it at Mo's in Fairfield. The owner recommended Unibroue 15. This is very good. The owner said a bunch of college kids would come in on Monday nights for tastings and the Unibroue 15 was their favorite. When I was in college I drank Meisterbrau or Red White & Blue for 6.99 a case. Spoiled kids.


this one of the 57 states that Obama will carry. (Click to enlarge)


The Molly Wee is a bar I used to frequent in the city in the mid nineties when I worked at Warren, Gorham & Lamont. Before they re-did it it was a classic dive. I have many fond memories of sitting with the Jamaican Chef, Ivan who's specialty was Sheperds Pie. The Grammercy Tavern is n upscale bar that has an amazing selection of beers. I needed some fortification yesterday and that is where I got it.

Spring in NYC

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Presidential Endorsement!

Adam 2008!

Why not! He is smarter than Obama, Hillary or McCain. And he needs something to do. Let's rock with this!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Obama Rant

Saw some really good commentary that I wanted to highlight. This first is from the Wall Street Journal. Daniel Henninger writes:

"John McCain needs to find an Achilles heel in this opponent. It's there – not the Wright mess but Obama's dustup with Hillary Sunday on Iran, when he tagged her for "saber rattling" and "tough talk."
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, collector of centrifuges, makes Jeremiah Wright look like Little Bo Peep. Yet this Tuesday Barack Obama said he assumes the American people will see it is "not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but our enemies, like Roosevelt did, Kennedy did, and Truman did." In the here and now, a more apt name comes to mind: Jimmy Carter.
A grand Enemies Tour awaits President Obama – Iran's Ahmadinejad, Syria's Assad, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, North Korea's Kim Jong Il, an al Qaeda "diplomat" from Osama bin Laden, Sudan's Hassan al-Bashir, Zimbabwe's Mugabe, Burma's junta.
If John McCain can't talk the American people out of re-Carterizing themselves, what has he been preparing for all these years?"

Powerline adds this:

Obama said:
I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did. Kelly provides a refresher course:
Our enemies in World War II were Nazi Germany, headed by Adolf Hitler; fascist Italy, headed by Benito Mussolini, and militarist Japan, headed by Hideki Tojo. FDR talked directly with none of them before the outbreak of hostilities, and his policy once war began was unconditional surrender.
FDR died before victory was achieved, and was succeeded by Harry Truman. Truman did not modify the policy of unconditional surrender. He ended that war not with negotiation, but with the atomic bomb.
Harry Truman also was president when North Korea invaded South Korea in June, 1950. President Truman's response was not to call up North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung for a chat. It was to send troops.
Perhaps Sen. Obama is thinking of the meeting FDR and Churchill had with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in Tehran in December, 1943, and the meetings Truman and Roosevelt had with Stalin at Yalta and Potsdam in February and July, 1945. But Stalin was then a U.S. ally, though one of whom we should have been more wary than FDR and Truman were. Few historians think the agreements reached at Yalta and Potsdam, which in effect consigned Eastern Europe to slavery, are diplomatic models we ought to follow. Even fewer Eastern Europeans think so.
When Stalin's designs became unmistakably clear, President Truman's response wasn't to seek a summit meeting. He sent military aid to Greece, ordered the Berlin airlift and the Marshall Plan, and sent troops to South Korea. Kelly contrasts Kenendy's pre-presidential military and politcal experience with Obama's paper-thin resume, but only refers glancingly to Kennedy's 1961 summit with Khrushchev in Vienna. That summit was a disaster for resasons that bear intense scrutiny. I think Vienna is actually a fair comparison and warning against Obama's potted history, but Kelly is harsher:
The closest historical analogue to Sen. Obama's expressed desire to meet with no preconditions with anti-American dictators such as Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the trip British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French premier Eduoard Daladier took to Munich in September of 1938 to negotiate "peace in our time" with Adolf Hitler. That didn't work out so well. It is amazing that reporters haven't pursued Obama on this subject, or challenged him on his repeated assertion that we're not talking or haven't talked with Iran.
FOOTNOTE: Kelly attributes to Winston Churchill the statement that those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. The statement is George Santayana's.

Brooklyn Summer Ale is here!

At least I just noticed it. Yay beer!

Can someone please tell me

If gas is at $4 per gallon, why it took me 2 hours to drive 30 miles home and why half the state of New York was coming to CT?

Thursday, May 8, 2008


is cranky.

This will put him in a better mood.

Democrats split Volume too high to count!

Paul Begala v. Donna Brazile vis Drudge. I may donate to Hillary so she carries this to the Democratic Convention. Operation Chaos rules!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Caption Contest

I like mine the best. Just scroll down.