Archive for May, 2013


Under the Fedora: Entering Nixonland

Last Wednesday before a house committee Lois Lerner stated that she did nothing wrong, and then proceeded to invoke her 5th amendment right against Self incrimination.

Ms. Lerner’s lawyer suggested she should have not been called as a witness today, saying that as she has already informed the committee she would not be testifying it would only serve to embarrass her.

I’m sorry I don’t think it’s possible to embarrass a person who is willing to publicly declare their innocence to the American People and then almost in the same breath invoke the 5th.

The IRS scandal was already the most dangerous of the new Obama scandals to this administration, because it is so easy for even low information Obama voters to understand. Unfortunately for the Democrats in 2014 someone pleading the 5th when declaring they’ve done nothing wrong is something the average person can understand.

I was not in front of the TV when Ms. Lerner took the 5th. I had promised my wife a day in Maine to check out Fabric Stores for her quilting hobby. I am in fact sitting on a folding chair in Sanford Maine at a local chain called Mardens typing this as she checks out the large fabric section before we hit our next quilting store.

I’m sorry I missed the sight as I was driving and I suspect thanks to the continuing coverage of the Disaster in Moore OK the media will have an excuse to bury this a bit if they so choose. Luckily for me and every single other person in America who did not see it camera were rolling and as we get closer to the midterm elections GOP candidates nationwide will be kind enough to show that replay over and over again.

The People at Outside the Beltway made a point to stress that taking the 5th is not Evidence of Wrongdoing. Before a court of law that is entirely correct, taking the fifth is not evidence of wrongdoing and can not be used as such before a court prosecuting her for crimes as the lawyers for any of the Five Families in NY would have remind you.

In every other setting than a court of law an unwillingness to answer such questions is evidence of something to hide and in the court of public opinion, political belief and common sense this screams “coverup”.

Even people on the left are now calling for the resignation of Eric Holder can anyone explain why they think he is any different than he ever was?

The DCCC used Michelle Bachmann’s announcement that she was not seeking another term as a fundraising pitch. While she was in office they used her presence in congress as a fundraising pitch.

When will people figure out that the parties have basically become charities that support hacks?

It’s why I’ve never given a penny to a political campaign.


Rep Steven Lynch seems generally outraged, by what is going on at the IRS and is demanding action. That might explain why Massachusetts Democrats didn’t support him in the Primary for senate and instead choose a man who can’t remember a tax increase he opposed in 36 years.

As Michael Graham said, the perfect senator for Massachusetts


Stacy McCain has been writing a bit about the Kaitlyn Hunt case out of Florida. For those of you who don’t know she is the 18 year old girl who seduced a 14 year old and has become a cause celeb in the gay community and beyond. Stacy has made the point

See? You deviant weirdos thought Jailbait Lesbian School Girls was just a popular DVD title, but now it’s a civil right.

And the only people who disagree are bigoted religious zealots — including the authorities in Indian River County, Florida:

What’s even more amazing? This is getting sympathetic coverage on MSNBC and on the Today show.

Oddly enough if instead of having set with the underage girl, if she had filmed her in a state of undress she would be guilty of a federal crime and perhaps wouldn’t have 140,000 people signing petitions on her behalf and $25K plus donated.

And if you don’t’ think Kaitlyn Hunt is the 2nd coming of Rosa Parks the Gay Rights mafia will get you no matter who you are:

A gay couple on the Treasure Coast is afraid to show their faces because they say they’ve been attacked personally for their opinions opposing Kaitlyn Hunt. They fear backlash from the “Free Kate” campaign that is 52,000 members strong on Facebook as of Tuesday night.

“I’ve already been vilified for my opinion on social media.”

But this isn’t a low profile gay couple, up until a few days ago, both men held high ranking positions in a Treasure Coast LGBT advocacy group.

This is where the country has gone in only five years.

BTW I think this whole thing is a trap for the LGBT movement that they would be well advised to avoid


Riots have shaken Sweden this week and nobody seems to want to say the word “Islam” in connection to them.

This is a huge mistake, because what happens when you don’t take care of this kind of thing with civil authority sooner or later people take the law into their own hands like in Myanmar:

More than 1,000 Muslims who fled Myanmar’s latest bout of sectarian violence huddled Thursday in a Buddhist monastery guarded by army soldiers as calm returned to this northeastern city, though burnt out buildings leveled by Buddhist rioters still smoldered.

Buddhists? You don’t hear the words “Buddhist rioters” often, what set them off?

The rioting began Tuesday after a Muslim man splashed gasoline on a Buddhist woman and set her on fire. Buddhist mobs responded by burning down several Muslim-owned shops, a mosque and an Islamic orphanage. Roving motorcyclists continued the violence on Wednesday, leaving one person dead and four injured.

I say thug is a thug is a thug no matter if they are Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish or secular. Perhaps if the authorities saw it that way it wouldn’t reach this point.



In my last column I mentioned the St. Louis browns, if you had to name a Basketball team with a compatible history of failure it would be the LA Clippers From their first season in 1970 through the 2009-2010 season they had managed 6 playoff appearances till 2011 they managed only six winning seasons an average of just better than one every six years.

For the 2011 season they hired Vinny Del Negro as their head coach and the team improved every year going from 29 wins to 32 in his first year, from 32 to 40 in his second and their first playoff appearance since 2006 and then this year to 56 wins not only the most wins in the franchises entire history but their first ever division championship.

So naturally the Clippers fired him:

Following one of the best seasons in franchise history, the Clippers said Tuesday that Del Negro won’t be offered a new contract when his current one expires at the end of June.

Del Negro is just the second coach to leave the team with a winning record, following Larry Brown in 1993.

“This was a difficult decision, but we feel this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward,” said Gary Sacks, the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations.

Say what? This is how you reward the guy who turned your team from a joke to a contender? This doesn’t come to the level of the Yankees firing Yogi Berra after losing to the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games but it’s still a shock.

BTW after firing Berra the Yankees would not return to the playoffs for 11 years the longest playoff drought for the team at the time since their first World Series in 1921.

To continue the Orioles comparison at least Baltimore waited till Hank Bauer team dropped to 6th the next season and was sitting in 3rd before firing him in July of 1968 less than two years after winning the Series.

Then again, Bauer was replaced by Earl Weaver who would lead the team to their glory years. Maybe the Clippers can do the same.


At the top of the post I mentioned taking DaWife to quit shops. It’s actually quite interesting as evidenced by this video recorded at Kathie’s Quit Shoppe in Sanford Maine:

Guys take note, little things like this are the best marriage insurance you can buy.


Finally the 5th of the 10 Doctor Who specials have aired on BBC America. The remaining 5 will be the only original Doctor Who we will see until the 50th anniversary special.

This was the first special that every companion of the doctor who appeared with the lead (Peter Davison) took part. The next three specials should be interesting there were only two companions for the 6th & 7th Doctors and only the Movie for the 8th Doctor ever shown. I’m hoping they will start to bring up the Big Finish Productions which are still being produced today.

We’ll see.


Geeeeze, I was already under the impression that Democrats and Socialists/Communists were one in the same

Frank Smizik

He has represented the 15th Norfolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 2001. He is the current Chair of the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change.

Smizik is married to Julie Johnson, a lobbyist for the Massachusetts Teachers Association and a leading member of Boston Democratic Socialists of America. Smizik was also an open Marxist back in the 1980s, when he too was listed as as a member of DSA.

Smizik still regularly attends Boston Democratic Socialists of America events. As recently as June 2010, Rep. Smizik and his wife Julie Johnson, attended Boston DSA’s annual Debs-Thomas-Bernstein Awards, in the Jamaica Plain home of environmentalists Marcia Peters and David Karaus.

Smizik is pretty discreet about his socialism, as he moves his way through the Democratic Party.



A bully is a bully, is a bully…Did you notice who Obama Threatened?

Did you notice who Obama Threatened?

It’s incredible that 42% of Americans think that this unqualified, incompetent, dishonorable, ego-driven fraud is doing a good job. Take a moment. Admit it to yourself. You know who his supporters are. They are the people that YOU support — financially.

Did you notice who Obama threatened when he wasn’t getting his way on raising the debt ceiling? He threatened to not pay:
– Social Security Retirees
– Military Retirees
– Social Security
– Disability
-Federal Retirees.

– Now let this sink in really good…

– He did not threaten to stop payments to illegal aliens.

– He did not threatened to take frivolous benefits such as Internet access away from violent inmates.

– He did not offer to fire some of the thousands of unnecessary federal employees that he hired.

– He did not offer to cut down on his or his wife’s frivolous gallivanting around. $20 Million already spent on family vacations. (One Million on a FL golf outing). All our money…why not?

– He did not threaten to not pay the senators and representatives or any of their staff.

– He did not threaten to take benefits away from welfare recipients or to stop the free cell phones they get.

– He did not threaten the food stamp programs.

– He did not threaten to reduce payments in foreign aid.

– He did not threaten to cut back on anything that involves his base voters.
– The list could go on and on. He is in full political mode!

Why are we allowing this person to destroy this wonderful country with his selfishness and his lies? Have WE lost our blooming minds!!!!!!!!

His type of change is killing our country. He needs to be stopped.

Do not forget about his tactics when it’s election time 2014.
Get out and Vote in the mid-term election – 2014. Support the people in the House and Senate that are willing to cut taxes and spending.

LET’S MAKE 2014 – THE Beginning of a turn around. Forget change we want our $$$$$$$$$ back and we want to take our country back!

We the people are coming.

Only 86% will send this on. Should be 100%. What will you do ?


White House and Muslim Brotherhood

The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

by John Rossomando • Jan 3, 2013 at 1:10 pm

An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy.

The Dec. 22 story published in Egypt’s Rose El-Youssef magazine (read an IPT translation here) suggests the six turned the White House “from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”

The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.

The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.

Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood “subsidiary.” It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the “file of Islamic states” in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.

Elibiary, who has endorsed the ideas of radical Muslim Brotherhood luminary Sayyid Qutb, may have leaked secret materials contained in Department of Homeland Security databases, according to the magazine. He, however, denies having any connection with the Brotherhood.

Elibiary also played a role in defining the Obama administration’s counterterrorism strategy, and the magazine asserts that Elibiary wrote the speech Obama gave when he told former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to leave power but offers no source or evidence for the claim.

According to Rose El-Youssef, Rashad Hussain maintained close ties with people and groups that it says comprise the Muslim Brotherhood network in America. This includes his participation in the June 2002 annual conference of the American Muslim Council, formerly headed by convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi.

He also participated in the organizing committee of the Critical Islamic Reflection along with important figures of the American Muslim Brotherhood such as Jamal Barzinji, Hisham al-Talib and Yaqub Mirza.

Regarding al-Marayati, who has been among the most influential Muslim American leaders in recent years, the magazine draws connections between MPAC in the international Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure.

Magid heads ISNA, which was founded by Brotherhood members, was appointed by Obama in 2011 as an adviser to the Department of Homeland Security. The magazine says that has also given speeches and conferences on American Middle East policy at the State Department and offered advice to the FBI.
Rose El-Youssef says Patel maintains a close relationship with Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna, and is a member of the Muslim Students Association, which it identifies as “a large Brotherhood organization.”


Under the Fedora IRS Orioles and it ain’t over

Ok NOW I understand why so many business’ that seemed to sympathize with what my blog and Radio Show were hesitant to advertise in 2011 & 2012.

This week reminds me of the 1966 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles & the LA Dodgers.

The Dodgers had made the trip to the post season in those pre-playoff days regularly 1947 & featured one of the greatest 1-2 punches in Baseball history with Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale.

The Orioles on the other hand had never played in a world series. Their one trip as the St. Louis Browns was at the height of World War 2 when the best players were absent.

Conventional wisdom was the Dodgers would take the Orioles apart and when journeyman Moe Draboskey came in to relieve Dave McNally with the bases loaded and nobody out in the 3rd things looked grim.

Six innings later Draboskey & the O’s won Game 1 on their way to a sweep of the vaunted Dodgers but were about to start their period as one of the dominant teams of the American League.

The GOP must be feeling like the 66 O’s right now. Last week at this time President Obama was riding high, Kelly Ayotte was under constant attack for her vote on Manchin/Toomey, Mark Sanford had just won election on sc-1 ensuring a flock of stories hurting the GOP and talk of the immigration bill was not IF one would pass, but what type of bill would finally make it through congress and how much it would hurt the GOP when it did.

Meanwhile the press was uninterested in Benghazi, the IRS scandal was considered the paranoid ravings of tea party fanatics, and the press knew that their love for Obama was returned.

A lot of things can happen in a week, and there is every chance the media will pivot to something else if they can find an excuse to do so.


One of the things people forget about the IRS scandal is the multiplier effect. How many people didn’t join the tea party, or give , or talk to other people about the tea party because of fear of audits? This is the real scandal, the intimidation of those opposed to this administration.

I wonder if the press that is upset about the chilling effect of the AP being tapped understands this, or are they thinking: Serves you right.

The outrage of the press and congress on the targeting of the right is rather amusing to me. For the last three years they have called the tea party every name in the book, implied they were violent astroturf (unlike occupy everwhere that was supposedly a wholly organic peaceful movement that never did a violent thing in their lives). Let’s not forget the moment the Bombs went off in Boston the media was speculating that it was the fault of right wing extremists.

If the press wants to blame someone over this they should look in the mirror.

BTW do you think for one minute the IRS scandal happens if the people involved thought for one moment the press would report on it before the election?

Speaking of the Boston Bomber also known as the young heartthrob of thousands of women. Jahar apparently left a note behind in the Boat where he was taken detailing his grievances against the United States for its crimes against islam and calling the innocents killed “collateral damage”

I’d be angrier about those girls in denial over Jahar, if the MSM wasn’t so much in denial about Islam.

Oh and speaking of another odd coincidence:

Massachusetts state police say they and the FBI are investigating a trespassing incident at the Quabbin Reservoir but have no evidence of terrorism.

The central Massachusetts reservoir supplies drinking water to Boston.

Why would Terrorism even be suspected?

Procopio said they are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore with addresses in Amherst, Cambridge, Sunderland and Northampton, and New York City.

And the explanation for being there at 12:30 AM?

The men told police they are recently graduated chemical engineers curious about the reservoir.

Oh I’m sure there is absolutely nothing going on that has anything to do with any religion that doesn’t have anything to do with terrorism, or even Cigarette Smuggling.

Bob Woodward was on Morning Joe this week. We haven’t seen much of him lately since his last clash with the administration. When asked about Benghazi Woodward went off the reservation again:

“You were talking earlier about kind of dismissing the Benghazi issue as one that’s just political and the president recently said it’s a sideshow,” said Woodward. “But if you read through all these e-mails, you see that everyone in the government is saying, ‘Oh, let’s not tell the public that terrorists were involved, people connected to al Qaeda. Let’s not tell the public that there were warnings.’ I hate to show, this is one of the documents with the editing that one of the people in the state department said, ‘Oh, let’s not let these things out.’ And I have to go back 40 years to Watergate when Nixon put out his edited transcripts to the conversations, and he personally went through them and said, ‘Oh, let’s not tell this, let’s not show this.’ I would not dismiss Benghazi. It’s a very serious issue. As people keep saying, four people were killed. You look at the hydraulic pressure that was in the system to not tell the truth, and, you know, we use this term and the government uses this term, talking points. Talking points, as we know, are like legal briefs. They’re an argument on one side. What we need to get rid of talking point and they need to put out statements or papers that are truth documents. Okay, this is all we know.”

Woodward got a lot of grief over hitting this administration earlier this year. I wonder how much payback was involved there.

Last week we had Dr. Paul Byrne on DaTechGuy on DaRadio talking about Brain Death & Organ donation. If you only listen to one of my shows. Listen to this one.


A little more sports, How bad are the Houston Astros? As of May 16th just 41 games into the season they are 4 ½ games behind the LA Angels.

That doesn’t sound so bad, until you realize the Angels are 11 ½ games out of first. Teams all over the American League are just dying for the Astros to come to town, they’re a winning streak just waiting to happen.

The same thing must be going on in the NL when Miami comes to town.


The Boston Bruins made an almost impossible comeback against the Toronto Maple Leafs to finish the first round of the NHL Stanly cup playoffs. Down 4-1 in the 3rd period they managed three goals to tie, two of them while playing with an empty net , then eventually win in overtime.

Paying with an empty net when you are down is usually an act of desperation. It’s rare that it works to score once, it’s almost unheard of to have it work twice in one game.

That photo spread of Emma Watson made me feel VERY old.

Some Doctor Who news. According to reports the season finale was accidentally leaked to fans in America when Blu Ray sets of 7th season were shipped early.

I tend to disbelieve it as during the week not a single spoiler managed to make it on the net. In this internet age that’s practically unheard of.

Me If I was a hacker wanting to take control of computers I’d have had an infected torrent with the preview spliced into it as soon as the news came out. I’d have control of half of England’s internet by now.


See you next week.


Under the Fedora On and On and On

It just a few weeks out from Boston but Bill Ayers continues to defend his time in the Weather Underground and hasn’t changed his views on America at all:

The United States is the most violent country that has ever been created, Ayers said.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., committed daily war crimes in Vietnam “and I get asked about violence when what I did was some destruction of property to issue a scream and cry against an illegal war in which 6,000 people a week are being killed,” Ayers said. “Six thousand a week being killed and I destroyed some property. Show me the equivalence. You should ask John McCain that question … I’m against violence.”

Only a generation as ignorant as ours could fall for someone like this.


Ever wonder how Anthony Weiner manages to finance his comeback? Wonder no more

Weiner touted Parabel as one of his clients in a recent news article outlining his success as a business consultant. Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, reported earning $496,000 last year, mostly from his earnings.

What Weiner failed to mention was that on Jan. 13, Parabel transferred nearly all of its assets to a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands — on the same day a United Arab Emirates firm pumped $15 million into Parabel, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document.

It really comes in handy to have a wife involved in the Female side of the Muslim Brotherhood. They tend to support their own.

I wonder if any of that money found its way to any of Weiner’s defenders online?


I saw a story at the Orange County Register that really appealed to me:

Of course, some immigrants still come for venerable reasons, such as the freedom to worship. Christians, who make up some 42 percent of Asian-Americans, face surveillance and repression, particularly, in China, where religion is tightly regulated, and dissent from the party line can land adherents in jail. Over half of Asian immigrants, Pew notes, cite freedom of religion as a key advantage of living in America. New faith-based migration could also be seen soon among Christians fleeing increasingly Islamic regimes in Egypt, Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.

This was a primary reason for many of the first settlers of the Americas from Europe. Some things never change over time.


I was surprised to see the Washington Post make an argument that I made weeks ago concerning Mark Sanford in SC-1:

A Sanford victory puts that guy in the House Republican Conference. That means that not only do the late-night jokes start again but, more importantly, every GOPer in the House and Senate will be asked whether they support Sanford and what they think of serving with him.

That reality is why the National Republican Congressional Committee essentially washed its collective hands of Sanford once the trespassing revelations went public. The party establishment wanted (and wants) to make clear that they have nothing to do with Sanford. It won’t matter. The narrative that Republicans have a woman problem will have new life — with little the GOP leadership can do about it.

That’s actually not true, I wasn’t all that surprised to see that argument at a point when there was nothing anyone could do about it and now, of course with Sanford winning by 10 this might just be a question of sour grapes.

North Korea has returned it’s missiles back into storage, no explanation given.

I’m sure that North Korea’s decision to back down has no relation to Japan’s reaction to the North’s threats and the fact they (Japan) can be a nuclear & chemical weapon power in less time that it takes to read Under the Fedora this week.


Vodka Pundit has an interesting take on the Euro’s trouble and what will be it’s eventual failure:

In America, our regional differences are surprisingly enduring, given our labor mobility. But, let’s face it, our differences are cute and quaint and, in the end, not very important. A Californian can make himself into a Texan just fine. In the end, we’re all Americans. There are plenty of Yankees in the South and lots of Southerners in the West and Westerners are heading back East. It’s a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up country — but it works.

But a Greek can’t become a German can’t become and Irishman can’t become a Spaniard can’t become a Finn. There’s no such thing as “a European.” Regional differences matter in Europe, in ways they never mattered here, not even during the Civil War.

Whenever I think of Germany and the Euro I think of the Doctor Who episode The Sunmakers and the line from the Collector to the Doctor when he complains about economic imperialism:

We’ve tried war but the use of economic power is far more effective.

I’ve never stopped thinking the Euro was Germany’s way of conquering Europe without all the earth shattering KaBooms. The real question to ask is, given the Germans are busting their butts to support everyone else, why would they want it?


Bishop McManus of Worcester is having a bad year, first there was the Robert Spencer issue and now he’s been picked up for DUI:

McManus was arrested at 10:32 p.m. Saturday on charges of drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing a chemical test, Narragansett Police Captain Sean Coorigan said. McManus is to be arraigned Tuesday in district court in Wakefield, R.I.

“I made a terrible error in judgment by driving after having consumed alcohol with dinner,” McManus said in the statement. “There is no excuse for the mistake I made, only a commitment to make amends and accept the consequences of my action.”

People often forget that just because a person is a priest or Bishop or even a Cardinal they don’t sin. People don’t stop becoming people when they have holy orders, even the Pope has a confessor.

Robert is a big man and I doubt he is taking glee from the Bishops troubles but I suspect he is taking immense satisfaction from this story concerning a blogger who had hit him and Pam very hard over some of their Rick Perry stuff:

And then we saw Texas public schoolchildren made to dress in burqas and declare that “Allah is the Almighty God.” Yet no retractions, no apologies came from any of the Perry cult members who denounced us in 2011. And they won’t come after this, either:

“Hollywood conservative unmasked as notorious Holocaust revisionist,” by Rory Carroll in The Guardian, May 3 (thanks to all who sent this in):

You don’t get a story like that every day


Pamela Geller weighs in here; Big Fur Hat has a terrific takedown of Ace and Weasel here, and Zilla has another here. Big Fur Hat gets right to the heart of the matter: “Ace and Zip pointed and laughed at Pamela’s vetting of Perry while heavily relying on the work of a guy they never vetted. The work of some closeted neo-nazi jerkwad was ‘good enough’ in order to smear Geller.”

Pam also takes a victory lap

After I wrote extensively on the Islamic Texas curriculum, the right wing blogos went nuts. Vicious and unhinged, they attacked me for exposing their dream candidate, Rick Perry. Their sole source for refutation was David Stein. This man from out of nowhere — with no history or blog cred or anything was the club they attempted to use. David Stein, who today was exposed as Holocaust Denier David Cole (more here).

And Zilla notes something I’ve seen a lot of:

I’ve noticed a pattern with the attacks against Geller and Spencer over the years that others would do well to remember next time they think they have some big ‘gotcha’ that’s going to take my friends down: while those attacks may inflict some damage and be a temporary needless hassle to Pamela, Robert, and others in the counterjihad, time has a funny way of bringing out the truth and that truth is invariably on the side of the truth tellers. Over and over again the attackers implode and their enablers are left with egg on their faces and a steaming hot plate of crow to eat – and they can choke on it, along with their lies.

Speaking of Confessing things I confess I don’t understand why people continue to doubt Pam Geller and Robert Spencer. A supporter of the pair once told me he could never do what they do as he couldn’t deal with the death threats & the need for security. People forget Pam & Robert could have a much easier life and be able to lose the bodyguards if they only shut up and I’m sure the Saudi’s would make them rich if they did.


If you want to know why I don’t give a lot of weight to psychics here is one reason:

She wants answers. “Can you tell me…Is she out there?” Berry’s mother Louwana Miller asked. “I hate when they’re in the water,” Browne said. “She’s not alive honey.” It was bad news from the world-renowned psychic. It’s what Miller didn’t want to hear. “So you don’t think I’ll ever see her again,” Miller said. “Yeah in Heaven on the other side,” Browne responded. “I’m sorry.”

I’ll believe in Psychics when people walk through their door and they instantly say something like: “Yes he’s cheating on you $20 please.”


Some sports, If you took my advice and took a bunch of bets on the Red Sox at 100-1 odd in Boston in March, you’re sweating a bit now aren’t you?

This Article on Tim Tebow inability to find a team caught my attention

Since playing in a pair of playoff games 16 months ago, Tebow, whose only off-the-field baggage comes in the form of his cult-like following and the media frenzy it provokes, hasn’t been afforded the opportunity to show that he sucks.

It’s certainly possible that he’s simply not up to NFL standards, and never will be, but wouldn’t it be nice to get some conclusive proof before this story comes to a meek and unfulfilling close?

If you’re a franchise like the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers or Carolina Panthers — teams with young, athletic quarterbacks who should absolutely feel secure in their starting roles — wouldn’t you think about bringing in Tebow as a similarly mobile backup?

The article suggests the reason temas are passing is the “circus” Tebow would bring. That never seemed to stop teams from signing all kinds of miscreants before.


I’m running pretty long this week so I’ll close with a quick Doctor Who remark.

This week’s episode the Crimson Horror may be the best of this season and easily make the top 10 episodes of the revived series. Along with great writing and the usual fine performance of Matt Smith this episode featurs Diana Rigg & her Daughter was a joy. Both were superb and the characters of Madame Vastra, Jenny, and Strax were never better used then they were in this episode.

Make sure you see it.

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Under the Fedora: Quick Takes

User the Fedora Quick takes


Does anyone actually believe that seeing their friend on TV prompted three kids to go to his dorm and suddenly decide, “let’s take laptops & explosives from his apartment because we had nothing to do with it and no knowledge of it?”

Hitler’s last remaining food taster has outed herself at 95.

Imagine being offered that job, how quickly would you be shot if you said: “No!”?

Pundit & Pundette names names:

Attorneys Mark Greenwald, Charles Hartwell, David Grubb, Andrew Kramer, William Newport, Juan Ruiz, and Kerry Maloney were confronted with a growing pile of disquieting facts about Gosnell, including a detailed, inside account from a former employee, and a 22-year-old dead woman. Every time, though, they managed to dismiss the evidence as immaterial. Every time, that is, until the facts hit the fan.

And asks the question

Have they been held accountable in any way? Have they at least lost their jobs? Let me know if you have any information.


Don’t hold your breath.

Hezbollah says they aren’t going to sit back and let Assad fall Their statement is here

So we have the potential of Hezbollah terrorists, fighting Al Qaeda Terrorists, fighting the Syrian Government and killing each other?

As a Catholic I say it’s a shame, but the American at war with terror says: “Pass the popcorn”


It’s May and as I type this the oil truck came down to my house and made a delivery costing $492

My weekly pay from writing is $300 and that’s totally dependent on readers. Two thoughts:

This same oil bill was half the price when George Bush was president.

Global warming my ***


I found an interesting quote at Viral Read concerning yet another liberal fake hate crime:


Even after the threat was exposed as a hoax, a University of Wyoming spokesman cited the “progress” resulting from the “discussion” Lanker-Simons’s fraud had provoked.

“This episode has sparked an important discussion reaffirming that the UW community has no tolerance for sexual violence or violence of any type,” university spokesman Chad Baldwin said in a statement. “The fact that the Facebook post apparently was a fabrication does not change the necessity for continued vigilance in reassuring that we have a campus where everyone feels safe. It’s important that this event does not undermine the progress that has been made in this area.”



Remember this is a university spokesman. I wonder if a Gay Group, or a Black Group or a Muslim Group had been implicated in a criminal hoax if the university would say the reaction “sparked an important discussion”

Maybe they can give a list of who we can accuse falsely to advance our agenda?


This story has gotten a lot of play this week (except in the MSM)

So President Barack Obama’s civilian appointees who lead the Pentagon are confirming that the military will make it a crime–possibly resulting in imprisonment–for those in uniform to share their faith. This would include chaplains—military officers who are ordained clergymen of their faith (mostly Christian pastors or priests, or Jewish rabbis)–whose duty since the founding of the U.S. military under George Washington is to teach their faith and minister to the spiritual needs of troops who come to them for counsel, instruction, or comfort.


Remember the quote from Cardinal Francis George :

I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.

Still doubt it?



Was there anything more disingenuous than the stacked town hall with MSNBC there to bring the Newtown girl to hit Kelly Ayotte?

There is a term for the threat of half the staff of the LA Times threatening to quit if the Koch brothers buy the paper, it’s called “incentive”.


Grief does things to people I would like to think she is being used, instead of using her mother’s murder to advance her agenda.


There was a funny post at YouTango giving advice to women on how they lose men. It wasn’t the post that was so funny as was the description of the author as a “certified sex coach”?

What does a sex coach do. Do she sit and watch and then stop you in the midst of intimacy saying: No you do it THIS way?

Is it like a baseball manager, if you just don’t have it do they call to the bullpen for a replacement?

And what about Certification? Who certifies such a person?

How do they DO the certification? Do you have a board of 5 people in a room, have the coach sit down, bring in a couple of porn stars to work for 10 minutes and have the coach list what they did wrong?

Unless your state has crime, budgets and a first rate education system I don’t think It should be spending money on certifying Sex Coaches.


Jason Collins the 34 year unsigned backup center late of the Washington wizards is still getting all kinds of Accolades for coming out as gay. I think it’s pretty wise financial move, he doesn’t want to be thenancial move, he doesn’ there is no next Larry Doby after all.


What you’ve never heard of Larry Doby? That’s odd he is a member of the Baseball Hall of fame. He played 13 seasons in the Majors with the Indians White Sox and Tigers, led the league in runs and Home Runs in 1952, Homers & RBIs Runs in 1952, Homers & Rbi’s in 1954 slugging and in 1948 played on the last Cleveland Indian team to win a world series beating the Boston (now Atlanta) braves in 6 games.

But he was the 2nd Black player in the Majors (Although the 1st in the AL) and even though he won a World Series 7 years before Jackie Robinson .

There is no percentage in being #2 and being the first at a time when the entire media was simply begging for a gay player to come out is the best meal ticket a man could buy.

One more thing now that Collins has come out as gay I wonder if NBA teams will be making sure the work environment is not uncomfortable in NBA offices & locker rooms? I don’t mean for Gays, I mean for Christians.

I wonder how things would be different if Christians started making those complaints and suing? Could be interesting.


The 4th Doctor special premiered last weekend and it was simply delightful. Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and John Leeson the voice of K-9 all were interviewed. It actually had some information I had not previously known. It was a real pleasure.


On the minus side we now have news about 50th Anniversary special that apparently will not be as special as we all thought.


After months of speculation about which, if any, previous Doctor Who actors would return for the show’s 50th anniversary episode, David Tennant alone has been confirmed.

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine, out today, states: “Although David Tennant has returned to his role of the Tenth Doctor, the other old Doctors will not be taking part.”

It’s not as if the old doctors don’t want to appear either:

“All of us want to do it, just for the fans – because that’s what they want,” he explained. “But we’ve heard nothing – Tom Baker’s heard nothing, Colin Baker, Peter Davison, Paul McGann… none of us have heard anything.”

Apparently what does it matter what the old fans who kept things going for 50 years.

“I remember [former Who showrunner] Russell T Davies saying something to a fan once – the fan was saying, ‘You should bring back the Brigadier and you should bring back Leela and you should bring back all these different characters’.

“Russell said, ‘No, it’s not appropriate sometimes. It’s not always about the uber-fan… it’s about the viewer and the new audience who are watching’.”

Yeah it’s not appropriate sometimes but for the 50th Anniversary, Yeah it’s pretty damn appropriate. As I’ve said before, what’s the point of having a 50th anniversary special and not have any of the living Doctor’s in it except for the new series. That makes it a 9th anniversary special not a 50th big whoop.

That’s the real shame of it all, normally a multi Doctor Story with the 10th & 11th doctors would be a cause for celebration and excitement, instead it a cause for disappointment.

Cripes is the BBC taking lessons on disappointing the base from the GOP?