Nazi Plan to Teach Dogs to Talk Uncovered

You will never look at your German Shepherd the same way again. Nazi plan to teach dogs to talk uncovered The Nazis supported a bizarre project to teach dogs to talk, according to a new book. The Local’s Moises Mendoza spoke with the author Jan Bondeson about the German fascination with “educating” the beasts for…

Kinetic Military Action Getting More “Kineticey”

Troops on the ground? The Daily Mail says “yes”: An Arab television channel has broadcast pictures which it says show Western special forces on the ground in Libya. Footage by the Al Jazeera television channel shows a group of six Western-looking men – described as ‘possibly British’ – talking to rebel fighters near the besieged…

Court rules “Kiss my ass” is insulting…

Well, I’m glad that someone cleared that up. There’s that famous German efficiency at work for you. The German phrase “Leck mich am Arsch,” the equivalent of “kiss my ass,” has been officially ruled an insult by a court in Kaiserslautern. The district court revised an earlier ruling in a case involving a man who…

Memorial Day Rule 5 – Myleene Klass

After posting about Weinergate, I feel compelled to offset the bad karma that I created. The only way to do that is through another Rule 5 post featuring the best in beauty the UK can offer. In recognition of my sin, I present, for your viewing pleasure, Myleene Klass. Myleene Angela Klass  is an English…

Weinergate – Yes, this is happening…

…and it couldn’t happen to a bigger tool (pun intended). Breitbart broke it, no MSM covered it until people like Ace,  Stacy McCain, Dan Riehl and Moe Lane jumped on it like the intrepid cub reporter Jimmy Olsen at the Daily Planet would have. It is disgusting yet celebratory at the same time  because if…

Please remember…

…the reason for this holiday. Above is the American cemetery at Normandy, what follows is the text of President Lincoln’s letter to to a bereaved mother of five sons who were thought to have died while fighting for the Union in the Civil War. The brief, consoling message was written in November 1864 to Lydia…

Peak Oil?

Not so much. Until last year, the 17-mile stretch of road between this forsaken South Texas village and the county seat of Carrizo Springs was a patchwork of derelict gasoline stations and rusting warehouses. Now the region is in the hottest new oil play in the country, with giant oil terminals and sprawling RV parks…

Climate Scientists are in a Tough Spot…

Politico has become nothing but yet another outlet for left wing opinion and spin. Darren Samuelsohn writes in an article titled: Cold shoulder for climate change bemoaning the lack of heat under the smoke of “climate change”.  Apparently there is not much interest in “climate science” in Washington these days. Climate scientists are in a…

Rule 5 Bonus – Daisy Lowe

Since I have been traveling a lot, I have fallen behind on my crusade to inform the US about the hot ladies from my temporary home in the UK. I’m posting this to help compensate for my lack of performance in this area. May I present Miss Daisy Rebecca Lowe. In addition to being the…

Rule 5 – The Underrated Hotties of Joss Whedon

Some of my favorite entertainment vehicles have been the product of Joss Whedon. Firefly and the resulting movie, Serenity, are favorites as well as Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse. Joss also has a few favorite actresses that are, in my humble opinion, vastly underrated on the hotness scale. These lovely ladies include Amy Acker, Eliza Dushku,…

Fire Ice

One of the banes of deepwater oil and gas recovery is the tendency of the control lines and pipelines to be plugged by an ever present material called methane hydrate. When this compound leaves the elevated temperatures of the subterranean world and encounters the cold temperatures of the sea floor at the high pressures at…

The New Aristocracy

Mark Steyn absolutely slaughters a point that I, in my amateurish blogger manner, barely scraped the surface of when I wrote this: The governmental bureaucracy thrives on heredity – they value longevity as an avenue for advancement and view loyalty and chronology of service over performance. The recent “revolts” of the public sector unions served…

Obama is the new Arafat…

We know that Obama is losing votes from the communist wing of the Democratic Party, now he is working on losing the Jewish liberal vote. Obama says Palestine must be based in 1967 borders President Barack Obama is endorsing the Palestinians’ demand for their future state to be based on the borders that existed before…

A View From the Left

There has recently been harsh criticism of the President. Chris Hedges at something called truthdig.com has these quotes: “There is the personal level,” he says. “I used to call my dear brother [Obama] every two weeks. I said a prayer on the phone for him, especially before a debate. And I never got a call…

Common Sense

Having had the opportunity provided by two 11 hour flights in the past week to do a little thinking and reading in the coach section, I have been revisiting a lot of period literature from the American Revolutionary era. It is remarkable how fresh the universal principles of freedom, the unabashed desire for self-determination and…

Adventures in Socialism

…plucked from first class on a Paris-bound Air France flight that was just about to leave the gate at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The white-haired, well-dressed, thrice-married father of four was alone when he checked into the luxury Sofitel hotel, not far from Manhattan’s Times Square, on Friday afternoon, police said. It wasn’t clear…

Motor City or Moron City?

Detroit used to be the Motor City – now it looks more like the Moron City. With the burgeoning Islamic population in the area, even the nickname MoTown takes on a completely different connotation. Once a bastion of manufacturing and free enterprise, Detroit is now a dying government town, beholden to the federal government and…

Beating Back the Looters

J. Christian Adams relates the outcome of a hearing of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions last week. Republican Senator Mike Enzi, called one witness to balance out the union lovefest planned by Tom Harkin. Enzi broke up the party by inviting Michael Luttig, general counsel for the Boeing Company and former…

Muslim Brotherhood runs candidate for President…

…of Egypt. You could knock me over with a feather. Didn’t the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt tell us it was not going to try to take over the country, and had no interest in the presidency? Indeed, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, a prominent Muslim Brotherhood leader, assured the West that there was nothing to worry about…