I’ve looked high and low for the DVD of this performance and I found it while I was on vacation back East. IMHO, this version is far superior to the original 1976 track on “Hotel California.” From “Hell Freezes Over”...The Eagles’ live rendition of “The Last Resort”:
Two big stories here. First, I wish to extend my sympathies to those who voted in Florida and Michigan’s Democratic Party primaries there; you’ve just been reduced to half value, courtesy of your DNC. On the other hand, consider yourself lucky that they didn’t shut you out altogether. Then again, they’ve rewritten their own party rules in the late stages of the primary season.
Talk about flip-flops. I’ll bet John F. Kerry is getting dizzy from these. Then again he may be used to them.
Next, Barry announces he and his family are leaving Trinity United Church of Christ. Wow, now he’s throwing his own church, the church he got married in, the church his kids got baptized into, under the bus! He’s doing this for political expediency, now that he’s very close to secure the Donks’ nomination. There are times even I wish I could be a Fly On The Wall of TUCC oh, sometime tomorrow morning.
Someone break out the popcorn and keep it comin’!
Both sides have fallen apart. This is becoming sadder and sadder to watch after each episode; Zarek proclaims to assume command of the Colonial Government, but Lee stops him and commissions a search committee for a successor acceptable to the Old Man. 47 names were crossed off the list, thanks to that masterfully manipulative barrister, Romo Lampkin, who ends up killing his puddy tat to get his point across. For his efforts, he receives a new pet...a Hero of the New Caprica Resistance, no less.
After the fight between Admiral Adama and Colonel Tigh over the latter’s unrecorded trysts with Caprica Six, which results in her pregnancy (RED FLAGS on this one if you’re keeping track of the Skin Jobs!), the Old Man essentially says to his XO Frak It, I’m putting YOU in command, I’m going after Laura. Husker then climbs aboard a Raptor, launches, and just sits there as the Fleet jumps away.
As I said…it’s getting sadder and sadder to watch. Am I going to give up? Not Just No but HELL NO!
Q. What do the following statements all have in common?
“Despite all our problems with the Jews, they are much better than us in fighting corruption and revealing the truth.”
“Israel is a state that deserves to exist. It deserves our profound respect. I wish I were a citizen of this state.”
“This is democracy at its best! Enough of dictatorship in the Arab world! Let’s learn from the Israeli example. Let’s benefit from Israel’s democracy.”
“I swear Israel is a state that will succeed. They are prosecuting their prime minister because of tens of thousands of dollars. What about the millions of dollars that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority stole? How come the Palestinian people are still hungry?”
A. They’re all attributed to Arabs, commenting on the current corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. And there’s more there too. Lots more!
It’s the end of a long vacation week for me. I go back to work on Monday. Gas is $3.89 here. I was supposed to go to the ophthalmalogist’s office to get new contacts fitted, but she had to leave town for a family emergency, so I have to reschedule. Cram it, I’m staying home. Here’s what’s on the wires:
In light of the recent landing of NASA’s Phoenix Mars Mission, let’s take a look at the eventuality of sending humans to the Red Planet. Half a century ago we looked to the military for our first group of astronauts (and yes, I’m sure the Soviets did as well).
It is time to look to them again for our first group of colonists to send to Mars. This time, however, it won’t be the fighter pilots like the Mercury Seven…but instead, the battle-hardened combat veterans:
“Here is an idea: Send battle-hardened, strong-minded soldiers and marines on the long trips into space. We are conditioned to live with the bare minimal (of) life’s necessities and are trained to be prepared for…the worst conditions that any environment could throw at us. Hell, me and my men will go, set up a colony somewhere and await colonists to arrive.”
And we don’t need to wait until the fight against Islamofascism to end to prepare these men and women for Mars. Doing it now would send a message to them that we will transcend their 7th-Century ideas on Life, the Universe, and Everything and move the Human Race forward.
A message they will, sadly, ignore only too happily.
While I was researching the previous article about Dhimmi Carter, I stumbled upon the following:
I thought wait a minute, isn’t Ellen an American? Of course she is! She should not be listed amongst this island’s famous people, no matter what her sexual orientation is.
And, for that matter, so is Dhimmi Carter’s brain. Has been for a loooooong time, ever since Ronald Reagan and the American People kicked his a** out of the Oval Office back in 1980. In another brainless moment, he’s blurted out to the world that Israel has 150 nukes. This information he has chosen to divulge has to be based on whatever intel estimates he had access to when he was President.
Carter has gone totally apes**t over his love for Hamas, the Hezbos (sorry, people of Lesbos), and all other anti-Semitic groups. As a consequence, I totally refuse to support any effort for what should rightfully be called Habitat for Hamas.
Thirteen Arab nations have dusted off plans to establish “peaceful” nuclear energy “research” stations. Who’s the cause of this? If it were Israel, the Middle East may have been a radioactive wasteland long ago; that is, if the USA and CCCP hadn’t kept them at bay.
But is isn’t. Yet.
No, the real race is because the Arabs, who are mainly Sunni, don’t want the Shia Iranians to gain the upper hand. See, it’s this mad Mahdi vision Mr. DInner Jacket and the Mullahs have which prompt them to develop nukes and destroy Israel and all other powers who deign to stop them.
Yet, it’s the Great Satan and Little Satan that are cited by the el cubos in this country as the cause of the world’s woes. Frak that, and frak them too!
A constitutional referendum was recently held in cyclone-afflicted Burma designed to keep the junta in power, and it passed with an overwhelming 92% majority. Only 92 percent?
C’mon, what’s wrong with military ruling councils these days? Do you mean to tell me that Saddam Hussein is still the champion in Total Obedience and no one else can garner up a 100% vote? Guess that makes the Burmese junta just another set of third-rate thugs!
What will you do when, one bright and sunny morning, you open your door and you find, in a bag left on your doorknob, a copy of the Koran?
“We’re just trying to be honest brokers of information,” Wajahat Sayeed, founder and director of Book of Signs, which is also known as the Al-Furqaan Foundation, told the Chicago Tribune. “You make your own judgment.”
I know I won’t be calling these folks to come and retrieve their book, that’s for sure.
Since Battlestar isn’t on this week, I present to you the following:
The image on the left is the north face of Bell Rock in Sedona. The image on the right is The Temple of Five, on the Algae planet, from Season 3. It was ultimately destroyed when its sun went nova.
When I was up there in early April for a quick weekend getaway, I couldn’t help but notice the interesting similarities between the two formations. Now I have to be careful and call Bell Rock by its correct name, otherwise I’ll forget and slip and call it as I saw on TV. Thanks, Final Five. Thanks a hell of a lot!