MMM [Monday Musical Motivation]

It’s Monday and Obama’s on vacation so at least we have that going for us.  I’m not sure how many rounds of Golf he’s going to play but we can be sure that since it gets him out of that bazillion dollar mansion and away from his wife he’s going to play AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.  He’ll squeeze in the “Bookstore” visit and the “Ice Cream” visit and the insufferable yearly “bike trip”.   But let’s be honest – this is about his royal highness hanging out with his (male) friends “playing golf” as much as possible-NTTAWWT.

So moving-on to the first ever MONDAY MUSICAL MOTIVATION.

It was Mare’s suggestion (was she drinking?) – so blame her.

I’m going to start this slowly. Lessen the shock.   THIS is one of my favorite running songs. It’s got a strong beat (you can’t dance to it) that builds in intensity for the PERFECT running pace.   Toward the end – if you’re not flying down the road you just don’t have any soul. The heavy sound was created on this album was made by plugging the guitars into bass amps.

There. Now that we’re warmed up I can move on to something a bit peppier. Well at least the folks on the video are dancing around … we’ll go with that.

These cool dudes played around here recently but I was probably working a fake double.

Now – for a bit of cold reality.

Depressing song but the BEAT – man. I can lift to that.

This is the song I always use when I need to finish strong.

Here’s a little zumba motivation. I was working both days during the final weekend – and it was slow – so I put the games on all the teevees in the bar and got to watch a lot. The gals were fun to watch – then the guys started competing.


So I’ve got an 8.5 mile run today then I work tonight.   And the laundry room? Have you SEEN THAT? OMG.  Nothing trashes my house like me working all weekend. Ugh.   Ok. Let’s hit it folks.

Update: Extra motivation


Let’s Do This to Rosetta

Karma’s A Bitch, No?

In The Spirit Of Today

Somehow, this song seems appropriate (and shut up if you don’t like this version):

I have been waiting for this moment for damn near two years. And I will not be disappointed.

I have more to add, but it shall come in the next day or so. But vote. Tell the left to get fisteryfucked so hard and wide, a goatse could come along and not scrape the sides of their collective anuses for what they have done and want to do. Then celebrate tonight, knowing that the battle renews tomorrow.

Reflections on “Kicking Ass”

“A month ago, I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar. We talk to these folks because they potentially had the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick. Right? So, you know, this is not theater.”

Delivered like the climax of third-grade pageant, the President’s “know whose ass to kick” remark has been sitting in my head like mayo in the picnic sun, slowly turning from something I just don’t prefer to something that makes me ill. I can’t think of another instance where a President’s use of profanity – even mild profanity – was published approvingly by the media. In fact, I really can’t recollect another instance where a President’s use of profanity was published at all, but I have no doubt that’s merely my failing memory. I believe Johnson, Clinton, and Bush 43 were known to use profanity on occasion (or more frequently), but I can’t point to specific examples, and I don’t believe they did so frequently as in the course of publicly performing their jobs. On the odd occasions they did employ impious language, I don’t believe the instances were intended for public consumption. Against that history, President Obama’s comment seemed crass.

Epitome of an ass-kicker

While decidedly un-Presidential, the comment itself doesn’t rankle me too much. What does bother me is the incongruity between the President’s statement and who he actually is. The comment directly contradicts his real personality, much as the moderate image he built for his election campaign contradicts the extreme leftward bent of his governance. Implying that he has the capacity to kick ass is a bald-faced lie. (I know, I know – this is like saying “the sky is blue” and “kids say the darndest things.” I should get over it. And I should. I’m not there yet.)

Each President brings his own personality to the job, and if ass-kicking is part of his personality, a comment like yesterday’s might be entirely appropriate. The problem is, ass-kicking is NOT part of the President’s personality. He’s a scrawny, effeminate, effete, pseudo-intellectual homunculus with pretensions to decisiveness and vision. An enraged Obama is slightly less threatening than a weeping Liberace.

In light of his shrewishly petulant comment, it seems only fair to consider whether the President has ever kicked ass, even once. He’s the multicultural man of mystery and we don’t have much of a picture of his life before politics, so we can’t say for sure, but his proclivities are not those generally associated with ass-kicking. The President’s hyper-inflated ego and narcissism are well documented, yet we don’t hear about the vainglorious sporting exploits of his youth and college. Why does that matter? Sport is an outlet for physically competitive urges. Physically competitive urges are directly impacted by testosterone levels, which also impacts one’s propensity for violence – or ass-kicking, as it’s sometimes known in the vernacular. I’m not saying he’s low on testosterone or low on the chemical underpinnings of an inclination toward kicking ass, but I am saying he doesn’t display the characteristics of a man endowed with an abundance of testosterone. In the conflict department, he’s rather milquetoasty.

Ass-kicker in Chief

As to oft-touted virtues of the President’s personality, his alleged predisposition for intellectualism and cool contemplation fails to evoke imagery of ass-kickery, too. He publicly avows his affinity for talking to our adversaries in the face of violent, confrontational rhetoric rather than drawing a line in the sand to protect our national security, and at least one rumor has surfaced that his administration entertains the idea of the US buying off the Taliban for peace in Afghanistan. Neither of these strategies bears the hallmark of an alpha male, or even hallmarks of a male who has any first-hand experience with real, personal confrontation. Based on his public actions, the President’s resolve to defend this country – to kick ass on its behalf – is as firm as tepid Jell-O.

One would be hard-pressed to find any form of ass kicking related to the President that was not a “they” enterprise when carried out. He simply does not act without a consensus of some sort. The pride of Obama’s pre-Presidential resume are his community organizing years, during which he and his Alinsky-ite comrades fomented discontent among the proletariat to extort “evil” corporate targets. He didn’t undertake his subversive endeavors in solitary dedication. To the contrary, he coordinated group efforts to recruit converts from disaffected masses to agitate for shared entitlements. As his career progressed, first as a legislator in the Illinois General Assembly and later in the US Senate, Brave Sir Barry did co-sponsor legislation from time to time, but not one bill bears his name as the primary, initiating author. He only acted when he had company, when he was part of a group. President Obama has conspicuously avoided taking any stance that would leave the US standing alone against the world. He positions the country so its official positions are consistent with popular international sentiment, even to the detriment of our until-recently favored allies. In fact, nowhere does he ever boast of standing alone for what he believes or for the traditional interpretations of the nature of our freedoms and government. Given his notorious ego, if Obama actually ever HAS stood for something on his own, we can be assured he would be the first to tell us. And he would tell us over and over and over again, like some sort of cliched political “Pete and Repeat are sitting on the fence” joke.

On the rare occasions the President has involved himself with a beat-down, he has taken a rather formulaic and cowardly road to the first blow. First, he obtains permission from his like-minded group to threaten. He gins up public or Congressional sentiment, and then couches solutions in terms of Hobson’s choices, e.g., the health care bill (“If we don’t pass this bill, 40 million people will remain uninsured”). Once he secures permission, Obama hires muscle; he appeals to external entities to follow through on his threats. As a community organizer, he appealed to his audience of malcontents with demagoguery and to the coercive power of the state through the courts. As a state and federal legislator, he appealed to his colleagues’ authority by co-sponsoring legislation rather than authoring any of his own. As President, he appealed to the bankruptcy court’s authority to browbeat secured creditors into submission to unsecured creditors in the auto bailout. Likewise, with regard to financial reform, the President appeals to Congress to “rein in Wall Street,” and fails to exercise the not insignificant powers he already wields through the Treasury, Justice, and other departments. All of his appeals to authority are preceded by demagoguery, so his appeals are pleaded against the backdrop of mutinous mobs, many of which are paid agitators. And then he lets his minions do the work. Like a political Charlie Manson, he just sits back and watches approvingly as his devoted army of thugs visits their own perverted brand of justice on a target, all the while ostensibly washing his hands of the unsavoriness.

Obama and friends kick ass

Ass-kicking is not a spectator sport. Ass-kickers have resolve. Ass-kickers have confidence. Ass-kickers know their minds. They act with conviction to realize their visions. Ass-kickers ACT. This President simply doesn’t have the mettle to kick ass. The President’s convictions lack the starch necessary for him to take a solid stance in the face of unpopularity, and he doesn’t have the fortitude or wherewithal to face his Goliaths alone. This President is as likely to kick ass as a quadriplegic mule skinner.

Why does this particular incident matter? It probably doesn’t. You know what Obama is, I know what he is, and the masses are figuring it out. His comment is just one more straw on the camel’s back. We might want to start counting the straws as they’re added, though, because our camel is already bearing a heavy load, and the straws of Obama’s multitudinous continued deceptions will weigh heavier still. The breaking point – his or ours – is coming.


Boom, Baby! (or “Smart Diplomacy in the Age of Unicorns”)

So, the Ear Leader has decided that rather than doing any work, he’d rather do a hi visibility stunt that makes HIM look important. What’s he done this time? He’s decided to chair the Security Council meeting this month at the UN. The chair rotates among the members, and each month the country that has the chair gets to set the agenda. Normally, the US ambassador the the UN chairs the Security Council when it is our turn.

But no… Obama has to focus a little more limelight on himself. We can’t let an opportunity to aggrandize the man pass.

But not only is this cheap megalomania/narcissism, it’s incredibly stupid diplomacy in action.

Remember how Democrats, and Obama especially told us for years and years  that they would use smart diplomacy to improve America’s standing in the world? Well, we’ve all seen how many times stupid silly things have come from their diplomatic mad skillz. “Reset Button?” iPods for Allies? Good stuff like that? Those were pretty minor kerfluffles, and the sort of thing that we can get past pretty quickly. But in a stunning display of ineptitude, the White House has changed the agenda for this months meeting from “nuclear non-proliferation” to “nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.”

That seems a pretty small thing, and most folks would say it is the same topic. But it ain’t so, kids. In the first instance, we would have used to non-proliferation agenda to address concerns about Iran and North Korea. But when disarmament was added to the agenda, that opened a whole new can of worms. Libya is currently on the Security Council.  So are a couple other countries that aren’t exactly beholden to the US.

Anybody want to hazard a guess how much time the Council meeting will spend discussing Iran and North Korea compared to how much time Libya will spend demanding that Israel (and the US, France and Great Britain) disarm?

For the smartest people in the room, the Obama administration sure does a lot of stupid shit.

Here’s a brief overview of Iranian sentiments regarding non-proliferation.

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To abuse my new found posting powers, here’s a new thread.


Monday Caption Contest


Well, if this image doesn’t make you want to buy some nice real estate in Hell, then I don’t know what to say to you.

Bring the captions, and teh funneh. And remember, you aren’t really going to Hell for mocking this tool because Teh Black Baby Jesus™ doesn’t like him either.

When the Cockroaches Come Out, It Is Time To Put On Your Stomping Shoes


Rosetta keeps talking about his desire for a troll.  This should get us some, and if it doesn’t, we can always register at this site and leave a trail of breadcrumbs.

A friend of mine sent me a link today to a website called “AMERICAN NETWORK MONITORINGANTI-OBAMA ACTIVITIES“.  I clicked on it and was sent to a homepage decorated in the reds and browns that would have made the SA, feel right at home, and stated a purpose that would make any veteran of the NKVD, KGB, Stasi, or any other fine civic organization charged with protecting the image of any “Dear Leader” who is too busy beneficently toiling away for working class to maintain their image, and punishing those who dare to sully it swell with pride.  The ‘community’, set up by “Brook David”, who shall heretofore be known as “Skippy”, is closed to non-members.  If you click on any tab, you are brought to a screen requesting that you sign in or register to become a member.  It made me question whether Skippy has the courage of his convictions, since most people I know who have real truth on their side prefer a stand up fight in the open to slinking in the shadows as if they have something to hide.

The statement on the front page should stir even the most apolitical of morons to action, as we already have stupid roaming the corridors of power, untamed and unchecked, and there is no reason to allow it to flourish in our own neighborhoods, so to speak.  I quote:

A site dedicated for American citizens monitoring and reporting all anti-obama activities taking place on the world wide web.
A site dedicated to the preservation of truth, justice and the American way. Where true American citizens can monitor and report all anti-obama activities taking place on the world wide web.
This is a place where one can post and report on all activities, web sites and or blogs that would be considered erroneous, slanderous or detrimental to the newly elected President of the United States.
There are those who go under the disguise of patriotism who seek to undermine the President by reporting false allegations as truth and there by starting a incendiary viral campaigns based on lies and innuendo.
This site is dedicated to exposing all of them. Bringing those guilty of playing with the fire of deceitful comments out of their secret little lairs, the forums where they think they are safe to discuss their hate mongering and racist ways and expose them to the light of day for all the public to see.
They are extremely scared of this, so please for the sake of the American way, join our cause and root out these sites and post them for all the world to see.

Stupid this rich needs to be savored, bit by bit:

“A site dedicated for American citizens monitoring and reporting all anti-obama activities taking place on the world wide web. “

Yeah, because all real Americans think it is vitally important to monitor and report on others freely exercising their First Amendment rights.

“A site dedicated to the preservation of truth, justice and the American way. “

“Preservation of truth, justice, and the American way?”  Really???  I think someone is taking that photo of Lord Zero in front of the Superman statue waaaaaaayyyyy too seriously.  Lord Zero and his retainers wouldn’t recognize truth if it was nailed to the backs of their hands.  Their attempt to filter everything through the filter of the agenda of failed nation-states everywhere pretty much guarantees that any incident of truth from the O crew is purely accidental.

“Where true American citizens can monitor and report all anti-obama activities taking place on the world wide web.”

Which “true American citizens” are these?  Celebrities and entertainers who will cuddle up with dictators and thugs heading turd-world shitholes all over the world, and freely gush into any open microphone about how much better those nations are than their own, which allows them the freedom to become wealthy and famous, and speak in ways that they could not if they were citizens of the tyrants they support?  Or is it the ‘true American citizens’ who believe so strongly in their cause and candidates that they will subvert the true action of the Marketplace of Ideas and commit all manner of vote fraud under the guise of ‘community organizing’?  Or is it the ‘true American citizens’ who are not citizens at all, but are endowed with the rights and privileges of citizenship by laws making it ridiculously easy to register to vote and that prevent election workers from confirming citizenship at the polling places?  Is it those “true American citizens”?  It is?  Great!  Please keep congregating in one place so it is easier to find you later.

“This is a place where one can post and report on all activities, web sites and or blogs that would be considered erroneous, slanderous or detrimental to the newly elected President of the United States.”

“Erroneous”?  Determined by people who actually believe what he says?  I’ll have to challenge that, Skippy.  Despite the best efforts by your comrades in the Fourth Estate, not everyone is willing to prescribe to newspeak, and the doctrine of truth as dictated by The One’s teleprompter.  “Slanderous”?  You’re kidding, right?  From the same people who have bypassed the candidates like Sarah Palin and gone straight for her children, with the most vile and inexcusable of unsubstantiated accusations, but gasp in horror and react with indigence anytime someone dares to state something about the false messiah that might direct our attention to the man behind the curtain?  The irony threatens to crush us.  “Detrimental”?  What are you huffing, Skippy?  For eight long years, any malcontent with an axe to grind engaged in dialogue that painted the then President as a war criminal, a racist, a moron, an evil genius, and the greatest threat to liberty since Adolph freaking Shicklegruber.  The “Dissent is Patriotic” meme was repeated ad nauseum, and used to justify publication of information that was classified and impaired our intelligence gathering capability in the meantime, not to mention endangering the lives of Americans working to keep us all safe from very real foreign threats who view tools like you as invaluable aids in their quest to destroy us, Skippy.  After the temper tantrum thrown by the left for the last eight years, you simply do not get to play that card.

“There are those who go under the disguise of patriotism who seek to undermine the President by reporting false allegations as truth and there by starting a incendiary viral campaigns based on lies and innuendo.”

Skippy, all we do is take note of what they do, and as patriots, proclaim our shame and disgust with them.  Really.  When the First Sasquatch proclaimed on the campaign trail that she had never been proud of this country until her husband ran for office, no one had to make any part of it up to make it shameful.  When he proclaimed that anyone making $250k a year was rich, or that we can’t keep enjoying the fruits of our labors and exceptionalism, or drive what we want to drive, or that his agenda will redistribute wealth, the truth of his Politics of Lowered Expectations™ were clear for all to see.  The fact that he clearly does not understand history, appreciate the power of the American economy when it is not hamstrung by onerous regulation and idiotic tax policy, and does not love this country, a fact laid bare by his unashamed drive to fundamentally alter it into something it has never been by mandating the equality of enforced mediocrity, is obvious to anyone actually paying attention instead of worshipping at his altar.

“This site is dedicated to exposing all of them. Bringing those guilty of playing with the fire of deceitful comments out of their secret little lairs, the forums where they think they are safe to discuss their hate mongering and racist ways and expose them to the light of day for all the public to see.”

Says the wanna-be community organizer from behind the gates of a restricted forum.  Skippy, you sound like a pimple-faced Daily Kos diarist, frantically typing away in the basement of your Mother’s home instead of living in the real world, where real men and women work hard to provide for themselves, and have become numb to the left’s fevered cries of “Hate mongering” and “racism” whenever anyone dares to challenge its flawed dogma.  Here in the real world, we have dictionaries and know what these words actually mean, and refuse to be cowed by your incorrect invocation of them whenever your special mix of madness and stupidity is opposed.  You get points for hyperbole, but that’s pretty much it.

“They are extremely scared of this, so please for the sake of the American way, join our cause and root out these sites and post them for all the world to see.”

Scared?  Of you?  Listen, Skippy, the only thing I find remotely scary about you is with the current state of cranial-rectal inversion afflicting fifty-two percent of the voters in the nation, some of them might glom on to your public display of foolishness, and confer on you a degree of legitimacy that you do not deserve and that would only lead to the type of tragedy that always is the result of small-time tyrants like yourself drinking more than you can handle from the nearest flagon of power.  Scared of you?  Ha!  Skippy, we love it when people like you step out into the light and try to go toe-to-toe with us.  We kick your ass every single time in the Marketplace of Ideas.  Because I think you are the worst kind of coward, the kind who lacks the courage to stand up on your own two feet and live like a man, and therefore is only too eager to assist the usurper in his quest to rob us all of our birthright, which has made us the envy of the world, in the words of my blogfather, when met with a particularly vexatious prick, “I’m gonna make you famous.”  Enjoy your fifteen minutes of ignominy.  It will make you long for the anonymity that has up to this point concealed your moral failings.