Archive for June 5th, 2009

June 5, 2009

EXCLUSIVE at 5 p.m. EDT! OnlineInterview With Notorious Blogger

Yes, that’s right, at 5 p.m. Eastern, All-American Blogger Duane Lester will broadcast his exclusive RFC Radio interview with me! And we will talk about . . . Carrie Prejean NUDE and other secrets of super-cool bloggers. Listen here, and join the RFC chatroom here.

I’m as giddy as a 14-year-old girl an MSNBC reporter who’s just been French-kissed by gotten a “no comment” from Nick Jonas Robert Gibbs.

Update by Smitty, deliverin’ the goods:
RSM part 1 (mp3)
RSM part 2 (mp3)

Kudos to RFC Radio for their support. Now, either hit the tip jar, or pick up RSM as he hitchhikes back north.

June 5, 2009

Shocker: Men and woman are different!

If you’re one of those pea-brains who thinks that male/female differences are entirely the result of a misogynistic patriarchal culture, read about the man who went through menopause:

I was in the middle of treatment for an aggressive case of prostate cancer last winter, and it included a six-month course of hormone therapy. My Lupron shots suppressed testosterone, which is the fuel for prostate cancer.
When your testosterone is being throttled, there are bound to be side effects. So, with the help of Lupron, I spent a few months aboard the Good Ship Menopause with all the physical baggage that entails. . . .

Read the whole thing, and show it to any feminist moron who is so stupid as not to understand that the fundamental differences between men and women are biological, permanent, and relevant.

June 5, 2009

Progress Is the Root of All Evil(I’m in Atlanta this weekend)

Here in my Georgia hometown, I’m staying on the fourth floor of a Comfort Inn hotel, which sits on the property that was once the farm where my childhood friend Scott Umphrey lived.

Scott used to get up early in the morning before school and feed the horses. Our Boy Scout troop camped here. Skyview Drive was a dirt road for most of its length and Thornton Road was only two lanes.

Now, it’s a Comfort Inn, a Shoney’s, a Burger King, et cetera. Sing it, General Bullmoose:

Progress is the root of all evil.
Progress is the cause of it all. . . .
Bring back the good old days!

BTW, I’ll be in the Atlanta area through Saturday. If anybody’s up for a StacyPalooza, we’ll convene at 4 p.m. Friday afternoon at an undisclosed restaurant in Buckhead. My good buddy Phil Kent — the Jedi master who mentored me in advanced schmooze methodology — has yet to name the location.

Saturday evening has yet to be planned. If you are a reader in the Atlanta area, e-mail Smitty, who is in telephone communication with me and can provide location information.

June 5, 2009

Obama’s Egyptian rhetoric . . .

. . . devastatingly analyzed by Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection.

More on the president’s Cairo speech at

June 5, 2009

No Sheeples Here scores!

by Smitty

Do check out this link. The photoshop goddess at NSH scores again with the POTUS in a keffiyah, juxtaposed with the Sphinx.
It’s “I’m the man, the ass” meets Ozymandias. It’s “I won” meets

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter’d visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp’d on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock’d them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

June 5, 2009

Things beyond my ken

by Smitty

  How does the imagining left, especially the feminists, force western manhood to wear a hairshirt, while maintaining relative silence over what goes on in Muslim countries? Is it a “simple” case of displacement?
  Larry Johnson is unforgiving on the point: Yo Bitches, Wear that Hijab.
  Larry is less than fair. For that kind of a blog-drubbing, he owes the POTUS an alternative text on the topic. Getting the issue raised at all is something of a win. I liked the allusion to the list of countries that have elected female leaders. Nice oblique slap at the rest who’ve either had the same clowns in power for decades, or don’t even bother with them thar newfangled “ee-leck-shun” thingies. I doubt there is much cure for such cultures, other than a couple hundred years.
  As a thought experiment, would we gain anything if we could give the feminists to these “retro” dudes for some “western male appreciation training”?

June 5, 2009

Colbert editing Newsweek

by Smitty (h/t Rhetorican)

  I can nearly get into the idea of Stephen Colbert editing Newsweak. As much as I enjoyed his wonderfully titled I Am America (And So Can You!), I look forward to not reading this with added pleasure.
While I don’t advocate wanton cruelty to people, saying “Newsweak, I hope you die in a fire” types quite comfortably.

June 5, 2009

Midway Day roundup

by Smitty

  Today I enjoyed a humbling privilege: attending the 67th anniversary of the Battle of Midway ceremony.
  The Navy Memorial was packed with sailors in summer white. More sailors stood outside the fountains. The memorial itself, a bluejacket surveying a circular representation of the world, has the neat feature of letting any spot be celebrated. The clouds, of course, waited until the handful of living veterans were seated before dropping any tears. The Chief of Naval Operations laid a wreath in the Pacific at that fateful island’s location.
  The CNO quoted Ensign William R. Evans Jr. Some background:

Ensign William R. Evans Jr. was an Indianapolis native. He was a pilot of one of the 15 TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo planes of torpedo squadron 8 from the U.S.S. Hornet during the Battle of Midway on June 4th 1942. All 15 of these planes were shot down by the Japanese Zero CAP fighters. 29 of the 30 crewmen including Ensign Evans were killed. The sole survivor was Ensign George Gay.

  With that background, grasp what this hero Evans wrote:

“Many of my friends are now dead. To a man, each died with a nonchalance that each would have denied as courage. They simply called it lack of fear. If anything great or good is born of this war, it should not be valued in the colonies we may win nor in the pages historians will attempt to write, but rather in the youth of our country, who never trained for war; rather almost never believed in war, but who have, from some hidden source, brought forth a gallantry which is homespun, it is so real.
When you hear others saying harsh things about American youth, do all in your power to help others keep faith with those who gave so much. Tell them that out here, between a spaceless sea and sky, American youth has found itself and given itself so that, at home the spark may catch. There is much I cannot say, which should be said before it is too late. It is my fear that national inertia will cancel the gains made won at such a price. My luck can’t last much longer, but the flame goes on and on.”

  In these days, that penultimate sentence is chilling: “It is my fear that national inertia will cancel the gains made won at such a price.”
  For Evan’s sake, let that not be so. A roundup of squid blogs:

  • USNI blog. Great quotation of the CINCPAC Operational Order to TF 17 Commander. Those things are bearish to write, after the “define the universe; be concise, yet complete” fashion.
  • Information Dissemination: “The battle of Midway is our nations Trafalgar.”
  • USS Gonzolaz. Shout out to my NWC classmate.

Additionally, DrewM at Ace of Spades has thoughts.