April 21, 2011

MMMM Beer... for Lent

Iowa Man On Beer-Only Diet For Lent
CORNING, Iowa - Instead of giving something up for Lent, a central Iowa man is only drinking beer.
J Wilson is from Corning. On Ash Wednesday, he pledged to live though lent only on beer and water. And with Easter just days away, he's made good on his promise.

And if you were expecting a beer belly, you won't find it. He's lost 22 and a half pounds, and is feeling good.

"My energy is high," Wilson said. "I can do anything. I can go out and chop wood right now. "
While I applaud his fortitude during Lent, his diet may be lacking some necessary vitamins that could have long term health consequences such as CIRRHOSIS. Dr. Salmon always suggest that you supplement any long term beer diet with a packet of this. in your breakfast beer because as a wise man once said, Thou shalt no live on beer.

Disclaimer: Before starting any program of weight-loss, please consult your doctor or other
health care professional.

April 19, 2011

Austin's Man Made Disaster

I heard that Austin Texas was ablaze as is several thousand acres of West Texas prairie so I wrote my little brother to see if they were homeless. His reply:
West Texas wildfires have burned over a million acres of land so far and none of them are under 50% contained. These fires are normal during this time of year but things are dryer than normal and the reason for the more than double the acres that normally burn. When these fires are in the open range they are no problem and the land bounces right back but this time they are near more populated areas.
Now the most recent fire yesterday in our area was about 30 miles south of our home.
This one was started by a homeless guy that started a camp fire to cook an egg for breakfast… an unlike your wild years in Alaska, you know that it is always good to have a beer before breakfast. Well, he leaves his fire to run down to the convenience store to by that beer and when he gets back the flames are three feet high.
How did they catch the guy? Well as an avid camper, you know how nice it is to have your beer and everyone sit around the fire, peaceful and a time to talk and reflect on life. Well as he is standing there with people watching their house burn down, one of the fireman notices this guy standing near one of the fire trucks and can see that this guys ear (really?) brows have been singed off and once approached the guys tells them what happen.
About a hundred residential acres burned along with houses... They had to bring C130 tankers in to drop water and retardant on the neighborhood. Doesn’t really matter to this homeless guy, he is now sitting in jail, hot shower and three square meals a day along with TV… bet he wishes he could have a beer right now, then he’d be set! (Steven in Texas)

Austin Texas: Terrorism or Just Another Alcohol Related Incident
Beer for Breakfast? MOI!!!
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April 16, 2011

The Life of Iowan Henry Wallace.

I am currently working on a research project about Iowan Henry Wallace and his role as a New Dealer in the Roosevelt administration. The Wallace family published the influential Wallace's Farmer magazine in Des Moines and were active in Midwest farm politics throughout the early part of the 20th century which led to his father's appointment to the Secretary of Agriculture post in the Harding administration.

After his fathers untimely death in 1924, a event that Wallace blamed on a feud with fellow Iowan Herbert Hoover, Wallace followed in his fathers footsteps, took over leadership of the family publishing business and was himself appointed to the same position in the Roosevelt administration.

In 1940 he was chosen to fill the vice presidential slot but was unceremoniously dropped from the ticket in 1944 when FRD shifted from Mr Save the Country to Mr. Win the war. As a consolation prize Wallace accepted the post of Commerce Secretary which ended in a foreign policy dispute with Truman.

By the time Roosevelt passed away and Truman took the helm the war had lessened the countries collectivist bent and the New Deal was largely dead. Hoping to keep the Progressive ideals alive however, Wallace ran a lackluster third party campaign on the Progressive ticket in 1948 backed largely by unions and communists. His effort was largely a fools errand as he was portrayed as a dupe for the communists and he garnered less than 1% of the vote.

For his tenacity he is still widely praised by the left today long after most New Dealers have long since been forgotten. For better or worse his legacy may be that many of the farm programs he promoted in the 1930s are still with us today.

In probably the most famous of the Wallace Cartoons he is pictured with fellow New Dealers and the Roosevelt Brian Trust shoveling money into the economy while Lenin and Stalin look on.
Truman is pictured here keeping a steady rein on Democracy as Wallace and fourth party candidate Strom Thurmond try to steer the country to the left or right in 1948.
Putting the New Dealer out to pasture.
Many of the programs started under Wallace while serving as Ag Secretary were portrayed by opponents as Fascist or Communist. Here he is portrayed as Feurher Wallace with the countries farmers marching in lockstep. ca 1938

A Lazy Saturday

Hmmm, the family is off to the spring cleanup at Church Camp. It is April 16th and as I gaze out across the Salmon Estate big wet fluffy flakes are again covering the lawn. Just more signs of global warming. On lazy days like these the mind naturally turns to things like Zombies.

How long could you hold out. Take the quiz, and no cheating, the only one youll be fooling is yourself.

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So how did you do? Take the poll and no lying.God is watching you.

Speaking of Zombies- We all know what it would be like hold up in the local mall, but what would a real zombie Apocalypse be like, I suggest World War Z: an oral history of the zombie war by Max Brooks.

The Crisis" nearly wiped out humanity. Brooks (son of Mel Brooks and author of The Zombie Survival Guide, 2003) has taken it upon himself to document the "first hand" experiences and testimonies of those lucky to survive 10 years after the fictitious zombie war. Like a horror fan's version of Studs Terkel's The Good War (1984), the "historical account" format gives Brooks room to explore the zombie plague from numerous different views and characters. In a deadpan voice, Brooks exhaustively details zombie incidents from isolated attacks to full-scale military combat: "what if the enemy can't be shocked and awed? Not just won't, but biologically can't!" With the exception of a weak BAT-21 story in the second act, the "interviews" and personal accounts capture the universal fear of the collapse of society--a living nightmare in which anyone can become a mindless, insatiable predator at a moment's notice. ...Regardless, horror fans won't be disappointed: like George Romero's Dead trilogy, World War Z is another milestone in the zombie mythos. Carlos Orellan. Copyright © American Library Association.

April 14, 2011

Obama Lied, People Died

Obama Lied, People Died is not a refrain your likely to hear from  the anti-Bush anti-war crowd anytime soon, but you should. From the Boston Globe:

EVIDENCE IS now in that President Barack Obama grossly exaggerated the humanitarian threat to justify military action in Libya. The president claimed that intervention was necessary to prevent a “bloodbath’’ in Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and last rebel stronghold.
Obama insisted that prospects were grim without intervention. “If we waited one more day, Benghazi . . . could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world.’’ Thus, the president concluded, “preventing genocide’’ justified US military action.
But intervention did not prevent genocide, because no such bloodbath was in the offing. To the contrary, by emboldening rebellion, US interference has prolonged Libya’s civil war and the resultant suffering of innocents.
I made the point earlier there was a certain irony in Obama's war; that he was going to prevent the killing of innocent women and children by lobbing missiles into a country and killing innocent women and children. Now it turns out he was likely duped into abeting an insurgency in need of an air force in the middle of a civil war. Isn't this like a war crime or somthing?

Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy

From the desk of Victor Davis-Hanson:

Obama VS. Obama

The president gave the sort of scare speech he not long ago warned against, and blasted the income-tax rates he not long ago agreed were necessary — in a context in which he has just presented a budget with a $1.6 trillion deficit of the sort he now says is unsustainable, and has warned about recklessly voting against raising the debt ceiling in a fashion that he himself had once done, in a larger landscape in which he had once damned attacking Middle East countries in optional wars, Guantanamo, renditions, tribunals, preventative detention, intercepts, wiretaps, Predators, and leaving troops in Iraq, and then embraced or expanded all that and more (this list is infinite and includes everything from drilling to campaign financing to earmarks).

April 13, 2011

Shut Her Down Boys.

I just love the feel of smoke being blown up my backside, don't you? Yesterday, after the world hailed the budget deal as a divine miracle pulling us back from the brink of disaster we learn the comprimise was just smoke and mirrors, it was just a fabrication, it was just plain made up. From John Podhoretz:  
The big news today is that the $38.5 billion in budget cuts announced with such fanfare on Friday night mostly aren’t real. A good deal of it involves money from previous years and previous budgets that hasn’t actually been spent. As the AP puts it, the budget deal is

financed with a lot of one-time savings and cuts that officially ‘score’ as savings to pay for spending elsewhere, but that often have little to no actual impact on the deficit…cuts to earmarks, unspent census money, leftover federal construction funding, and $2.5 billion from the most recent renewal of highway programs that can’t be spent because of restrictions set by other legislation. Another $3.5 billion comes from unused spending authority from a program providing health care to children of lower-income families.
The total amount actually cut appears to be $ somewhere between8 and $14.7 billion.
Either John Boehner was hoodwinked by Obama in which case he should be replaced for incompetence or he was complicit in which case he should be replaced and run out of town on one of Obama's high speed rails. In any event the actual vote for this Crap Sandwich is later this week and this travesty must not stand. Shut her down boys.

Now You See the Cut, Now You Don't

April 11, 2011

Krugman: A Dose of Reality

Nobel Economist Paul Krugman has gone off on the policies of Barack Obama in the past but I think this is a first in attacking him personally.  Evidently the Ones performance in last weeks budget debate rose up and smacked Krugman with a big right cross. Today he writes:

What have they done with President Obama? What happened to the inspirational figure his supporters thought they elected? Who is this bland, timid guy who doesn’t seem to stand for anything in particular?...
Damn, he doesn't seem to stand for anything? That ones going to leave a mark but in his defense I would argue that he is hardly bland and timid. In fact I saw him sprinting up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Saturday in a display that Fox News touted as a Rocky Balboa moment. (Love the Fox babes but they got to stop reading the White House press releases on air) Krugman continues:
What’s going on here? Despite the ferocious opposition he has faced since the day he took office, Mr. Obama is clearly still clinging to his vision of himself as a figure who can transcend America’s partisan differences. 
I'll let the ferocious opposition comment slide as Krugman stubornly clinging to his delusions, but Obama clinging to his vision? He isn't clinging to a vision that's who he is. In fact Krugman et. al. found this a feature not a flaw when they anointed him the post partisan pragmatist, the blank slate where we could all pencil in our wants, needs, and desires. In that sense he is in fact just like Rocky; inspirational at times certainly, but they're both just a fabrication, just plain made up.

But if you ask me, I’d say that the nation wants — and more important, the nation needs — a president who believes in something, and is willing to take a stand. And that’s not what we’re seeing.
BAMM, if that isn't a bare knucked whallop to a cold side of beef! It's the same argument that we on the right have been making since the summer of 2008.

President Johnson once said if you lose Howard Conkrite you have lost the war. Maybe this is Obama's Conkrite moment. ADRIAN!!!!!!!

News from Kandahar.

The Salmon son just extended another six years. In a response to his friends he writes:
Even with all the talk of not getting paid 2 of us extended our contracts till 2018 today. I have already been called crazy and out of my mind amongst other things but we all know we do it for the pride, the men and women we stand beside everyday, and above all else our loved ones. I am proud to say that I am 1% of the population that will do this.
Hooah son!

April 10, 2011

Progress means not just changing, but changing for the better. -C. S. Lewis

April 04, 2011

Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy

Today we grieve for the families who have lost loved ones, the hearts that have been broken, and the young lives that could have been. America, it's time to start bringing our troops home. It's time to admit that no amount of American lives can resolve the political disagreement that lies at the heart of someone else's civil war. -Barack H. Obama


What took so long?

April 03, 2011

Be Prepared

I caught this on  CNN this morning and I have to wonder who has the means to build a steel Ark for 180 of their closest friends and large enough to store five years worth of food and supplies. What do these people know that you don't know? Or did they think "2012" was a documentary?

Check it out here.

April 01, 2011

Nobel Prize for Hypocrisy

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.” -Barrak H. Obama

Can You Afford Four More Years?