Saturday, February 26, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Jungle Jim Meets Taylor Momsen

Went to The Pretty Reckless concert in Oklahoma City last night. There were three opening bands, all of which were good, but I was eager to see TPR.

Taylor & Co. finally came onstage at 10:30 and tore the place apart. All of them are very talented musicians and Taylor electrified the audience with her powerful vocals and sexy, sultry stage presence. They played most of the songs on their Light Me Up album, closing with Make Me Wanna Die.

We got to go to the meet & greet after they were done with their set. Taylor stood behind a table between Mark Damon (bassist) and Jamie Perkins (drummer). Guitarist Ben Phillips wasn't at the table. He was walking around the club all night. When my turn came, I told Taylor I loved her voice. She responded "Thanks" in a crisp, hi-pitched voice that sounded totally different from the voice she uses when singing or talking on stage. One of the event staff took our picture with my phone and they signed my CD insert and ticket stub. Taylor thanked me for coming.

They played at a fairly small venue that night. I predict they will be playing arenas soon.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Swiss Voters Show Good Judgment

The voters of Der Schweiz decided to preserve their right to bear arms:

Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a proposal to ban army firearms from their homes, following a nationwide referendum.

The referendum was launched by a coalition of non-governmental groups, religious authorities and center-left parties, who sought to get the weapons stored in armories instead.

Voters upheld their national tradition of having an ever-ready army, and many see keeping a weapon at home as a crucial aspect of national identity.

Just two hours after polls closed, 22 out of 26 cantons returned final results, with a majority of cantons - 17 - voting firmly against the move. For the referendum to have passed, it would have needed the support both a majority of cantons and a majority of people.

When given the choice, the voters of any country will choose freedom over government despotism.

You Got the Blues?

Jeb Bush for President in 2012?

No. We don't need any more Bushes. No more RINOs.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ronald Reagan: Born Feb 6, 1911
I have often wondered, when Lenin, Trostky, and Stalin seized power in Russia in 1917, and the leftists of the world cheered, did they ever imagine there was a 6 year old boy in Illinois who would lay their plans to waste?

Friday, February 04, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

The Left Have Suddenly Decided They Don't Like Judicial Activism

Isn't that a bloody shame?

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Just Being Republican is No Reason to Vote for Anyone

From Proteinwisdom:

The era of many of us voting for whatever pandering GOP candidate the establishment promotes is over. If that means progressives retain control of the White House, so be it: we can continue to promote strong classical liberal/constitutional conservatives for the House, the Senate, governorships, and state assemblies — and not have to sacrifice our ideals in order to save the country from its increasingly debased establishment political class.

The only thing I disagree with is Jeff's use of the 'progressive' moniker for the left. Progressing towards what?